Planespotterx From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 5700 times:
Apparently according to the Granada TV news one of the wings of the aircraft went through the tail of the other, no injuries reported and 5 ambulances are on the scene as well as emergency crews, but not needed as far as were aware.
BMI701EGCC From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2004, 162 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 5620 times:
There where two aircrafts where involved in the evening incident a Ringway International (Manchester). They where a BMI Baby 737 and an Excel Airways 767. This incident happened around 17:00pm (local time), The cause of this accident is still being investigated.
On the bmibaby Boeing 737 there were 79 people on board - 74 passengers and 5 crew. The Excel Airways had 255 passengers on board.
The passengers have been taken off both aircraft.
Excel – XLA340 Boeing 767 from Manchester to Goa
Bmibaby - WW3007 Boeing 737 from Manchester to Belfast International
Scheduled (bmi) and charter (Excel Airways)
The scheduled time of departure for the bmi flight was 16.15.
The scheduled time of departure for the Excel Airways flight was 15.30. The Excel Airways flight arrived at Manchester from Gatwick at 14.45 with passengers who were flying from Gatwick to Goa.
My beliefs are that both aircraft might of collided when pushing back from T1, as both have gates there. Another stated situation was that they collided on taxiing to 24L, this seens the obvious outcome.
I have just been listening to the Manchester airband frequencies, and it looks like the GND frequency (121.85) has been disabled for obvious reasons (excluding operational purposes). The tone of the TWR ATC seemed alittle down beat as expected. It seems very strange that two airliners of different type such as these could collide in a wingtip brush incident, Manchester GND has a very good view of the movements at MAN and seems very strange that this incident could not of been spotted sooner.
Will have more details as soon as they become available.
[Edited 2004-11-04 19:58:15]
[Edited 2004-11-04 19:59:30]
G-PATI-"G-PATI, Back inbound to Barton"MCT APR-"G-PATI, Continue, Keep lookout on VFR traffic"
Mhodgson From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2002, 5047 posts, RR: 24
Reply 12, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 5144 times:
I agree - it was hyped up big time. They almost sounded disappointed when telling us there were no injuries. And the passengers interview just gave a very frank description of what happened - no drama.
But the news reader interviewing the communications manager at MAN was almost trying to make him admit it was a disaster!
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Thowman From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2004, 363 posts, RR: 3
Reply 14, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 5040 times:
In my defence, the first reports were just of a collision at MAN. It was only a few minutes later that they gave more info - and I edited my initial post to reflect this. I think the initial report worried a lot of people according to the appology the presenter of "drivetime" gave.
Breaking news means.....something just hitting the headlines which at the time of the post it was - I don't really see what your beef is Fritzi? Whether it be several hundred people perishing (and thank god it wasn't) or just what was in the end - a minor incident - I think you need to understand what the phrase "breaking news" means. Following the site rules I left the phrase out of the topic title.
Well, it was the most exciting thing at work today.
FLYtoEGCC From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2004, 947 posts, RR: 2
Reply 15, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 4972 times:
You've got to love the BBC.
First of all: "Inquiry into airport runway crash" followed by "...touched wings outside Terminal Two."
Hmmmm. My above-average knowledge of the basic layout of Manchester Airport tells me that there is no runway outside T2.
"Runway crash" could suggest something on the scale of the Tenerife Pan Am/KLM tragedy. A scraped wing-tip at low-speed on the taxiway can not fall in to the same category. I thought the BBC were above this tabloid-style sensationalist journalism. Obviously I'm wrong.
Sorry, rant over. Glad to hear it was relatively minor, and there were no injuries. Hope the two birds are back in the sky before long.
Thegregster From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2004, 100 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 2182 times:
The Bmi 737 is a 400 i believe and the inciedent happed as the 762 was taking off, a passanger statment says people were screaming and the plane was almost out of control,ive just had a look at the 762 and it appears to have very little damage.
Blueshamu330s From UK - England, joined Sep 2001, 3143 posts, RR: 22
Reply 20, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 1904 times:
For those who are of the opinion this was a 'minor' news or aviation item, the seriousness of the situation was certainly not underestimated by either ATC or the AAIB.
Whilst damage was visually not that bad, there was concern amongst the 762 crew that a fuel tank had been ruptured and that they were suffering an uncontained fuel loss.
ATC very rapidly upgraded the 'incident' to a 'full emergency' and then rightfully so up to an 'aircraft accident,' which resulted in all the outside emergency agencies being called up in addition to the airfield units.
Aircraft Accidents are not confined to the air, and to dismiss this occurrence as a non-item would be foolish indeed.
Additionally, the BBC and Sky were not too far off the mark to say the accident had occurred on a runway, as the WW 737 was pushed over the stop-bar, resulting in 24L being closed until the AAIB arrived to inspect and consequently release the scene area.
So I drive a 4x4. So what?! Tax the a$$ off me for it...oh, you already have... :-(
Britman From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 90 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 1767 times:
hello a.netters. if you want the hyped -up story just read todays friday 5 of november edition of the Daily mirror....how dramatic they made it..one media source says its a wing tip collision whilst taxi-ing out to the runway...and one source "daily mirror" says it was hurtling down the runway when it smashed into another aircraft.!! i just so hate the media