Airbuseric From Netherlands, joined Jan 2005, 4387 posts, RR: 50
Reply 1, posted (5 years 9 months 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 3686 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.
"The whole world steps aside for the man who knows where he is going"
AA737-823 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 6171 posts, RR: 10
Reply 3, posted (5 years 9 months 4 days ago) and read 3380 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.