Singapore 777 From Australia, joined May 1999, 1025 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (11 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 3012 times:
Haha, the report sounded a little dramatic to me.
Is it just me or are these ground collisions occurring a little to frequently for comfort? Could it be that when airport ground handling companies reduce their staff strength, their drivers are under more pressure?
Jwenting From Netherlands, joined Apr 2001, 10213 posts, RR: 17
Reply 6, posted (11 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 2012 times:
Probably a few thousand at most (Aussie dollars of course).
And indeed such things happen ever more often.
Partly it's overworked crew who are on too tight a schedule driving too fast and making mistakes.
Partly it's probably inexperience and carelessness of young underpaid (compared to other airline staff) workers.
And in part it's just plain old bad luck. It probably doesn't happen a lot more often than in the past but because of the ever increasing access to information you hear about it more often.