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Unreported Incident Involving 743 And A340  
User currently offlineNA From Germany, joined Dec 1999, 10707 posts, RR: 9
Posted (6 years 6 months 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 3140 times:

I read in Aero International that on Dec. 22nd last year an Egyptair A340 struck the tail of Air Atlanta 743 TF-ATI (operating for Saui Arabian) at Khartoum. While the A340 only suffered a damaged winglet, the 743 was more severely damaged.
Anyone got info on this?

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User currently offlineNA From Germany, joined Dec 1999, 10707 posts, RR: 9
Reply 1, posted (6 years 6 months 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 2610 times:

I´m surprised nobody heard about this incident involving an A340 and a 743.

User currently offlinePanAm747 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 4242 posts, RR: 8
Reply 2, posted (6 years 6 months 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 2557 times:

Wow!! An Egyptair A340 in Khartoum? I wouldn't think there'd be enough of a market to use that big (or long range) of a plane!!

I would speculate that the reason for not much news is that the damage is not as bad as might be first thought. No one has reported an Egyptair A340 out of service or being written off (which would MOST certainly make the news here!!). I can only guess that the damage was repaired and the plane flown out.

Also, had it occured at high speeds like take-off or landing then it would have been MUCH worse and more "newsworthy".



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User currently offlineNA From Germany, joined Dec 1999, 10707 posts, RR: 9
Reply 3, posted (6 years 6 months 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 2488 times:

According to Aero international the damage to the tail of the 743 is so serious that the insurance company has not made a decision wether to repair it. Sounds odd when the A340 has suffered just a damaged winglet.

That these two large airliners "met" in Khartoum is most likely due to the Hadj (happened on Dec 22).


User currently offlinePanAm747 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 4242 posts, RR: 8
Reply 4, posted (6 years 6 months 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 2441 times:

Is it economically feasible at this point in time to even repair a 743? As much as I love the "Queen Of The Skies", this particular model isn't the newest or most efficient...that might be why they're "hemming and hawing" over repairs.

Glad the A340 is okay though!!



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