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KLM 747 (very?) Minor Incident At ORD  
User currently offlineDc9northwest From Switzerland, joined Feb 2007, 2284 posts, RR: 7
Posted (4 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 3038 times:

Today, ship PH-BFY "Johannesburg" struck some ramp equipment with engine #4 upon parking at gate M9 at ORD, around 13.50 local time.

Just wanted to know if the ensuing delay (the bags arrived more than an hour later) was due to the inability to unload the bags before inspecting the aircraft or a similar procedure.

Also, I hope that the damage was minimal; it didn't seem to be a major issue, but that ramp equipment should not have been there.

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User currently offlineAirbuseric From Netherlands, joined Jan 2005, 4268 posts, RR: 51
Reply 1, posted (4 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 3020 times:

Did it keep schedule and flew back to AMS on time?
I guess that engine need a good check now?

KLM had quite a few delays on the longhaul operation today out of AMS too. At least 1 B777 rejected takeoff and 2 others (1x MD11, 1x B772) returned to the gate after block-out and left consequently with hours of delay.



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User currently offlineDc9northwest From Switzerland, joined Feb 2007, 2284 posts, RR: 7
Reply 2, posted (4 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 2944 times:

There seems to be a 4 hour delay on the return flight (KL612) according to flightstats.com.

It has not departed as of yet, while the scheduled take off time is 50 minutes ago.


User currently offlineAA737-823 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 5771 posts, RR: 11
Reply 3, posted (4 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days ago) and read 2714 times:



Quoting Dc9northwest (Thread starter):
Also, I hope that the damage was minimal; it didn't seem to be a major issue, but that ramp equipment should not have been there.

Appearances can be deceiving.
A ground handling company that I used to work for once had a similar incident; the 747 inlet lip and cowl sections had to be replaced. The inlet lips were over a quarter-million dollars a piece, and there were three of them. The fan cowl... I don't know the cost, but it had to go, too.
And this was years ago; prices certainly haven't fallen in the meanwhile.
So, even 'minor' damage comes at major expense.


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