Nyskymasters From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (10 years 6 months 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 7885 times:
Quoting DutchOps (Reply 10): Especially CO was very font of the wingwalkers. Last few years most of them disappeared as on most airports it's forbidden to have people walk along with the aircraft during pushback.
For the record, wing walkers are required personnel throughout the Continental system except for Oslo. They have to be in place at the gate during taxi in and must "wing walk" during the entire pushback procedure.
I am not sure where it happened but when we arrived at 200pm the aircraft were sitting on the pad along taxiway Y just off the international concourse.
I think it was flight 325 to CLE. The rebook info after 325 cancelled said "ground damage" as the reason. Conversely, I only found out about it because 312 CLE-EWR, the 1530 departure, cancelled out of the blue, during all the WX delays on monday. It said in flifo the reason was ground damage, but it was what is called a 'balance" cancellation to the flight that cancelled in EWR. I'm pretty darn sure that was the flight. I'll check today, and see if I can find out.
With COs tight taxiways and the belief that it would be very hard to hit two RJs on a push back, it sounded to me like it had to be a taxiing accident where the RJs were sticking out and the 738 was off centerline, or something like that.
Of all the things to worry about... the Wookie has no pants.
LTBEWR From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 13765 posts, RR: 17
Reply 16, posted (10 years 6 months 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 7223 times:
One of the clipped jets was scheduled to go to LIT. I apparently happened around 12:30 pm Monday, Aug. 8th. You would think they would be more careful, but maybe the PHX bound 737 was in a hurry to get going. I would assume there will be a NTSB and CO internal investigation to figure out what happened and learn from it. At least only tin bent, not humans.
Lrockeagle From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 82 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (10 years 6 months 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 3352 times:
AirRyan, welcome to my Respected Users list. DGS in LIT has had many a/c incidents over the last few months because they pay $7 starting off. You get what you pay for. They let one idiot(on the job for less than a week) ride brakes on an MD88, to get off the plane he jettisoned the escape hatch in the back. Damn plane can't fly with no tail cone!! That particular f*ck-up caused that plane to sit useless for at least three days.