Blueshamu330s From UK - England, joined Sep 2001, 2718 posts, RR: 24 Reply 2, posted (9 years 1 month 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 996 times:
Like your profile, your post reeks of a tabloid journalist trying to glean any scrap of info you can get.
So here goes............
Excel pilot blames leaves on the taxiway for near catastrophe at danger-ridden airport Manchester (in North East England).
Passenger Ivor Gobbon said "We were terrified!! We were hurtling towards takeoff speed when all of a sudden we were skidding. The pilot obviously slammed on the brakes and we went smashing into the other plane. Thank God we're still alive."
Another passenger, Gerrupta Speak, on he way to Goa said " Everyone was hysterical. I got major whiplash from the crash. We must have been doing at least 300 miles per hour!"
Meanwhile, airport emergency services struggled to clear the sight of devastation as passengers dis-embarked via emergency mobile stairs which were scrambled to their immediate rescue.
Meanwhile, one wag was heard to say, "We were going to belfast, but not THAT bloody belFAST!"
Shamu avec Tongue in cheek
serious ps, chances are the baby 73 is a right-off as there is a serious aft fuselage kink and significant damage to the nose and gear assembly
So I drive a 4x4. So what?! Tax the a$$ off me for it...oh, you already have... :-(