Teahan From Ireland, joined Nov 1999, 5446 posts, RR: 58 Posted (16 years 1 week 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 30219 times:
Asiana 747-400 was too wide on the turn to the gate in ANC next to an Aeroflot IL62, loaded with pax,and decided to do a U-turn in the parking bay. His No 1 engine impacted the IL62's wing and tore open the engine cowling and the fuel lines on the 747 - fuel now spraying all over the apron. More power. It was icy and skid started. Took out 2 Evergreen staff vehicles. Still more power and he puts his left wing (last 15-20 feet)into the vertical stab of the IL62 and cut into the tail about 15 feet.When he reached the mair spar of the vertical stab..the 747 stopped... you guessed it...more power. In trying to escape the grips of the Russion aircraft he reached take-off thrust and put a bunch of containers into the terminal building.Still no shutdown or evac and fuel is still spraying everywhere from the No 1 engine.Finally they get him to shut-down. In the end they had to cut 20 feet off the Asiana's wing to free the two aircraft. No Injuries. This was reported to be a Captain's eyewitness account.
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