EVAAIRBR076 From Netherlands, joined May 2009, 74 posts, RR: 0 Posted (2 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 9581 times:
Apperantly a luggage truck hit a garuda airbus 330 and made a hole in it from about 30cm. The artikel is in dutch only, but it says that the 125 passengers had to be booked to hotels and another flight. There are also passengers stuck in Dubai, because it makes a stopover before flying to Indonesia. It will takes day or weeks to repair the aircraft. does somebody have some pictures of the incedent?
Kappel From Suriname, joined Jul 2005, 3533 posts, RR: 18 Reply 1, posted (2 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 9355 times:
This is the third time it has happened in recent years. A while ago it happened with PH-BFN and the PY 743 (that was slightly different, the 743 got pushed into a light post but was severely damaged). And then there was the KLM car that crashed into a 744 engine last year IIRC. I wonder what exactly happened here and how bad it is...
But still, I suppose these things can happen from time to time...
It isn't hard, it's just people not paying attention. I was uploading an aircraft yesterday, while our other one next to it was pushing, the refueler decided it was a good idea to drive behind it while the wing walkers held an X. Needless to say some of our rampers had some words with the gentlemen. I'm not surprised, and I would stick my neck out to say, some of those times, it isn't the persons fault, it can and will sometimes be equipment not being properly serviced. It's happened to me I've been on a belt loader, with the parking break set, and it roll as I put in the chocks, thank God I put them in just in time. Sh*t happens on the ramp, that's why we all have to look out for each other.
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Unfortunately it is too common. Usually tugs or baggage carts scraping the side of the aircraft just causing cosmetic damage, but it is still common for ground vehicles with inattentive drivers actually striking the aircraft causing major damage. Or, like in this video, there was either a truck parked in an unauthorized spot or the pilot was way off centerline. Either way it's very common and can cause lengthy down times for repairs costing airlines billions every year. Most of the incidents are preventable too.
CrimsonNL From Netherlands, joined Dec 2007, 1632 posts, RR: 41 Reply 11, posted (2 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days ago) and read 4942 times:
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I'm surprised it made the news, with all the damages caused at AMS each month. A lot of them are just because of neglect. Just the other day we were starting up a CRJ when a KLM tug drove in front of it, in the wrong direction, on a one way lane. Total disregard for the beacon light and the traffic signs. There are a lot of incredibly inconsiderate people working on the ramp, (too lazy to secure a ULD to a pallet mover for example) and I'm surprised that airlines and handling agencies let it happen.
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B777LRF From Luxembourg, joined Nov 2008, 1015 posts, RR: 3 Reply 17, posted (2 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 3613 times:
Quoting Kappel (Reply 16): AFAIK not in the Netherlands. I only recall the three previous incidents I mentioned.
In an airport the size of AMS you will, statistically speaking, experience 1 ramp rash incident per week, and unless some busybody leaks the news the general public will never hear of it. It's in nobody's interest, least of all the handling company, to have such knowledge made public. But, believe you me - it is sadly a very frequent occurance.
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