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Collision At LHR Today  
User currently offlineWally236er From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (10 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 10023 times:

Today the CAA are investigating 2 aircraft that clipped wings at LHR today.
A United 777 & Air Jamaica A340 where the aircraft involved no injuries.

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User currently offlineNWAFA From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1893 posts, RR: 16
Reply 1, posted (10 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 9826 times:

Glad that everyone is safe!!!

Occhhh! Who clipped who??



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User currently offlineSammyhostie From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (10 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 9728 times:

I heard that report on BBC London radio just now, apparently the United 777 clipped the Air Jamaica 340.

Nasty!

It happened at South runway holding area at 2pm local.

[Edited 2004-07-14 18:32:07]

User currently offlineNWAFA From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1893 posts, RR: 16
Reply 3, posted (10 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 9710 times:

Opps!
Still glad everyone is safe!



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User currently offlineBristolflyer From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 2312 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (10 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 9706 times:

Photos please someone!

BF



Fortune favours the brave
User currently offlinePhaeton From Germany, joined Jan 2004, 406 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (10 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 9671 times:

This is what they call a typical A vs. B fight. 777 vs. A340.  Big thumbs up


"History will be kind to me for I intend to write it.", Winston Churchill
User currently offlineFly_emirates From United Arab Emirates, joined Oct 2000, 1046 posts, RR: 9
Reply 6, posted (10 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 9625 times:

didn't a UAL 777 in IAD collide with an LH 747 like in 2000?
if i am correct, the 777 was taxiing upon arrival from i beleive either LAX or SFO, and then the LH 747 was pushing back... but i am not sure what year or if the LH was a 747 or an A340.. its funny that another UAL 777 has the same incident again


User currently offlineSoups From Ghana, joined Jun 2004, 3438 posts, RR: 14
Reply 7, posted (10 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 9585 times:

ouch hope air jamaica pax can make it home.. glad no injuries..


Next destinations, Suarabaya, beirut, paris, Accra
User currently offlineTjwgrr From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 2505 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (10 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 9406 times:

So the airlines "merged?"

New airline to be called Un-Jam........

ugh!  Big grin



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User currently offlineRichard28 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2003, 1630 posts, RR: 6
Reply 9, posted (10 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 9379 times:

According to itv news, the air Jamaica flight will still fly, but the united flight has been cancelled.

seems the aggressor came worse off!


User currently offlineBig777jet From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (10 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 9333 times:

Head ups Guys-

Please stop posting on the topic "COLLISION"! Collision means two planes were crashing too hard! Next time, use "clipping wings or scrap aircraft" Alright?

Thanks,

Big777jet


User currently offlineGKirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24964 posts, RR: 56
Reply 11, posted (10 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 9219 times:

Big777jet, two a/c collided on the ground so its known as a collision.
Alright?
 Big grin



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User currently offlineAs739x From United States of America, joined Apr 2003, 6196 posts, RR: 24
Reply 12, posted (10 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 9199 times:

Anyone have flight numbers?

ASSFO



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User currently offlineMymiles2go From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 207 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (10 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 8803 times:

It was a flight to JFK:

Flight 905
CANCELLED
Details London, United Kingdom (LHR)
Wed, Jul 14
Scheduled: 1:30 PM
Actual: Flight cancelled
Reason: --
Gate: 321
New York, NY (JFK)
Wed, Jul 14
Scheduled: 4:10 PM
Estimated: Flight cancelled
Reason: --
Terminal 7
Gate: 9
Baggage claim: --


User currently offlineGBOAF From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2004, 156 posts, RR: 3
Reply 14, posted (10 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 8646 times:

I can tell you...

Air Jamaica flight number was JM002 bound for MBJ and KIN. A/C Reg 9Y-JMP.

The fully loaded A/C pushed back from stand 314 at 13.38L and headed towards runway 27L for take-off. At approx 14.05 the a/c was clipped on the wing and returned to Stand 338 Where a further investigation and analysis of the damage was carried out.

Rgds, G-BOAF



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User currently offlineGib From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 285 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (10 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 8627 times:

Tjwgrr.....

Gotta' give it to ya'...

UnJam Air

Classic, dude!

VFR & Tailwinds---------->

Gib


User currently offlineFJWH From Netherlands, joined May 2004, 969 posts, RR: 3
Reply 16, posted (10 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 8613 times:

Tjwgrr:

Haha

But how can 2 planes, while taxing, hit each other wings? They have to be right how many meters from each other apart??

Thanks

FJWH



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User currently offlineMD11LuxuryLinr From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 1385 posts, RR: 14
Reply 17, posted (10 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 8580 times:

~"Please stop posting on the topic "COLLISION"! Collision means two planes were crashing too hard! Next time, use "clipping wings or scrap aircraft" Alright?"~


How 'bout "Two aircraft nearly miss on the ground"..

 Smile



Caution wake turbulence, you are following a heavy jet.
User currently offlineDfwRevolution From United States of America, joined Jan 2010, 1001 posts, RR: 51
Reply 18, posted (10 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 8532 times:

How 'bout "Two aircraft nearly miss on the ground"..

Well they didn't nearly miss, they hit each other! It sounds minor so looks like the 777 sweat another write-off bullet.


User currently offlineBWIA 772 From Barbados, joined May 2002, 2200 posts, RR: 2
Reply 19, posted (10 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 8518 times:

Just days after the A340 operated by BWIA got hit by a service truck.


Eagles Soar!
User currently offlineScottishLaddie From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2004, 2386 posts, RR: 8
Reply 20, posted (10 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 8488 times:

Well they didn't nearly miss, they hit each other! It sounds minor so looks like the 777 sweat another write-off bullet.

They did nearly miss because they did hit each other.
If you crash your car into a tree you could say you nearly missed it, but that would still mean you hit it. If you nearly hit it then you would have missed it.  Confused  Big grin
From a passengers point of view it must be interesting to see your aircrafts wing get clipped if you have a window seat!


User currently offlineMD11LuxuryLinr From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 1385 posts, RR: 14
Reply 21, posted (10 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 8466 times:

Thanks ScottishLaddie.. I'm glad someone got it..  Laugh out loud


Caution wake turbulence, you are following a heavy jet.
User currently offlineDfwRevolution From United States of America, joined Jan 2010, 1001 posts, RR: 51
Reply 22, posted (10 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 8422 times:

If you crash your car into a tree you could say you nearly missed it, but that would still mean you hit it. If you nearly hit it then you would have missed it.

That's some pretty backwards english if you ask me. If I'm driving in a car, to use your example, and I have a near miss... I have narrowly avoided an accident. A near miss is often used as a figure of speach for a near collision.


User currently offlineEK345 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 163 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (10 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 8136 times:

Man are you guys always this technical about descriptions!!!  Smile

EK345



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User currently offlineUA777222 From United States of America, joined exactly 11 years ago today! , 3348 posts, RR: 11
Reply 24, posted (10 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 8066 times:

DfwRevolution,
His English is correct and in the proper manner.

I'm glad all is well but sad to see the 777 take a beating. I hope it wasn't the new colors. But I highly doubt it seeing how I just saw the a/c parked on the East Side of Runway 28R where UA maintains/parks a/c mostly 777's and 747's. Great looking a/c and a real eye pleaser when parked with all the other dark gray a/c.

UA777222



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25 WestIndian425 : Oh, dear! First BWIA, now Air Jamaica with a damaged aircraft. This has not been a good week for our beloved caribbean carriers. Neil
26 Aviationwiz : They did nearly miss because they did hit each other. If you crash your car into a tree you could say you nearly missed it, but that would still mean
27 WesternDC1010 : Any word on the UA 777-222 a/c number that was involved? - Ron Western DC-10-10
28 Voodoo : Sounds like a repeat of a year or two ago at LHR. UAL 777 hits Air Canada 747. 777 came off worse. Gossamer wings.
29 BA380 : Let's assume the nearly-miss/collision/touching/whatever had been a little harder and had put both a/c out of service for 2 weeks.... presumably, UAL
30 Post contains images Voodoo : Just like BW: Air Comet A310
31 Post contains images Ushermittwoch : Does this prove that the A340 (thus a four holer) is safer than the T7? Anyway, maybe United should put some of its pilots into a simulator a bit long
32 ZKSUJ : How did it happen? Were the aircraft off the taxi centrelines or something?
33 WesternDC1010 : >Anyway, maybe United should put some of its pilots into a simulator a bit longer and practice taxiing...
34 Post contains images Voodoo : WesternDC1010 wrote: Oh, like we've never strayed over any lines or lanes while driving a car. Train me intensively and pay me $100K a year to maintai
35 WesternDC1010 : >Train me intensively and pay me $100K a year and I will never stray over lines while driving.
36 Crewrest : The ATIS @ LHR always signs off with: 'Caution in the runway holding areas as wingtip clearance is not assured'
37 GBOAF : The funny thing is, up until March, United used to provide all ground handling for Air Jamaica at LHR, before JM moved to another ground handling comp
38 Arsenal@LHR : These things can happen, you have to remember the likes of 777's and A340 have massive wingspans, errors can be made steering something that big.
39 Tcfc424 : Everyone is so quick to place blame...we haven't even heard the specifics yet...except that one person posted that UA hit Air Jamaica. Even if that we
40 GBOAF : I don't think anyone is passing blame here, just saying what bits and pieces they know. Indeed it would be foolish to make assumptions at this stage.
41 NWA757 : Glad that everyone is safe!
42 Geo772 : I actually was watching the two aircraft at the time from about half way down 27L on the cargo stands, I was also listening in on ATC. The Air Jamaica
43 Qqflyboy : A "near miss" is short for "near mishap." It does not mean miss, as in to miss hitting something.
44 Post contains images TomFoolery : I'm surprised CNN hasn't tried to tie this mishap to Al-Queda, and blame lax security for the event
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