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AI Plane Rams Into Aerobridge At Mumbai Airport  
User currently offlineVT977 From India, joined May 2005, 59 posts, RR: 0
Posted (5 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 5126 times:

This happened yesterday ....from the IBN news desk

A Mangalore-bound Air India aircraft, with 172 passengers and six crew onboard, hit the aerobridge here while taxiing on Tuesday, delaying the flight by almost one-and-a-half hour.


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User currently offlineOsiris30 From Barbados, joined Sep 2006, 3192 posts, RR: 25
Reply 1, posted (5 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 5120 times:



Quoting VT977 (Thread starter):
delaying the flight by almost one-and-a-half hour.

Doesn't sound like they rammed it too hard. I had visions of a broken bridge, this sounds like a relatively minor bump. Doesn't take much of an impact to warrant nearly 1.5 horus of inspections even with no damage.



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User currently offlineSeaBosDca From United States of America, joined exactly 7 years ago today! , 5410 posts, RR: 4
Reply 2, posted (5 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 5070 times:



Quoting Osiris30 (Reply 1):
Doesn't sound like they rammed it too hard.

Could just as easily have been an a/c substitution...


User currently offlineOsiris30 From Barbados, joined Sep 2006, 3192 posts, RR: 25
Reply 3, posted (5 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 5047 times:



Quoting SeaBosDca (Reply 2):
Could just as easily have been an a/c substitution...

Fully unload an aircraft, baggage, haul it off the gate (if it's broken in any way), pull a new one onto the gate and reload the plane in an hour and a half.. that would be quite an achievement IMHO. Doable, but unlikey.



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User currently offlineMHTripple7 From United States of America, joined Feb 2008, 1105 posts, RR: 8
Reply 4, posted (5 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 4964 times:



Quoting Osiris30 (Reply 3):
Fully unload an aircraft, baggage, haul it off the gate (if it's broken in any way), pull a new one onto the gate and reload the plane in an hour and a half.. that would be quite an achievement IMHO. Doable, but unlikey.

Having witnessed the inefficiency of Indian airports firsthand, I would have to agree with you here.


User currently offlineOsiris30 From Barbados, joined Sep 2006, 3192 posts, RR: 25
Reply 5, posted (5 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 4936 times:



Quoting MHTripple7 (Reply 4):
Having witnessed the inefficiency of Indian airports firsthand, I would have to agree with you here.

While not arguing your point but, Indian airport of otherwise, a 1.5 hour *unplanned* turn on a damaged aircraft is pushing it. You still have to inspect before you touch anything, which is at least 30 minutes (10 to get MX to the plane, 15 to look around, 5 minutes to discuss/signoff). Now you're down to an hour to turn the flight in an 'unplanned' manner. (Don't forget you have to prep the new aircraft, which may be more than a standard gas and go).



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User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31679 posts, RR: 56
Reply 6, posted (5 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 4652 times:

I thought what occured was that the Pushback operator commenced the push with the Aerobridge connected.

Quoting MHTripple7 (Reply 4):
Having witnessed the inefficiency of Indian airports firsthand,

Don't generalise,there are bad apples everywhere & some very good ones too  Smile
cheers.

regds
MEL



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User currently offlineAviationbuff From India, joined Mar 2008, 1425 posts, RR: 3
Reply 7, posted (5 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 4495 times:

Quoting MHTripple7 (Reply 4):
Having witnessed the inefficiency of Indian airports firsthand, I would have to agree with you here.

With private players venturing, things are improving rapidly. However, the private players are currently limited to only 4 airports i.e. DEL, BOM, HYD, BLR.

Quoting SeaBosDca (Reply 2):
Could just as easily have been an a/c substitution...

The door was damaged and the airline arranged another aircraft.
The aerobridge operator was suspended.

[Edited 2009-05-06 03:09:54]

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