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Megatop Suffers US$1M Damage By Truck Collision  
User currently offlineSingapore_Air From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 13742 posts, RR: 19
Posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 2998 times:

As reported by the YSSY Message Board

On 7 July 2003, a Singapore Airlines Pte Limited Boeing 747-400 MEGATOP 9V-SPF was hit by a Qantas Catering truck and engineering inspections deemed the aircraft unfit to fly.

According to 9V-SPK's father's contact

Estimated at US$1 000 000 in damages caused, the aircraft could be on the ground for about 10 days.

More information at the YSSY Message Board webpage and kudos and thanks to 9V-SPK


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User currently offlineSingapore 777 From Australia, joined May 1999, 1015 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 2875 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?


User currently offlineN79969 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 2590 times:

It does not take much damage to an airplane to ring up a $1 million bill.

User currently offlineJessman From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 1506 posts, RR: 7
Reply 3, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 2270 times:

I wonder if that's payroll deductable?
 Big grin


User currently offlineN754pr From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 2119 times:

Big question is who was moving.... the 744F or the truck  Nuts

User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29795 posts, RR: 58
Reply 5, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 1985 times:

So what is the repair bill on the truck?


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User currently offlineJwenting From Netherlands, joined Apr 2001, 10213 posts, RR: 18
Reply 6, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 1875 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.



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User currently offline9V-SPK From Hong Kong, joined Aug 2001, 1646 posts, RR: 6
Reply 7, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 1651 times:

Saw the plane parked at Qantas Hangars today on my way back home.

Didn't see how serous the damage was but the damage of the plane has not yet been repaired for sure.

Probably another 5 days I'd say.

Best Regards


User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29795 posts, RR: 58
Reply 8, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 1602 times:

Did you see the truck?

Is the truck ok?



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