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Truck Hits Garuda A330 At AMS  
User currently offlineEVAAIRBR076 From Netherlands, joined May 2009, 109 posts, RR: 0
Posted (3 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 10592 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?

http://www.luchtvaartnieuws.nl/news/?ID=36200

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User currently offlineKappel From Suriname, joined Jul 2005, 3533 posts, RR: 17
Reply 1, posted (3 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 10366 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...



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User currently offlineB777LRF From Luxembourg, joined Nov 2008, 1208 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (3 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 10349 times:

Quoting Kappel (Reply 1):

But still, I suppose these things can happen from time to time...

If only it was from time to time. It's sadly a near-daily occurance, happens so frequently it's about as newsworthy as "wild bear goes potty in the woods".

Must have been a very slow news day in the Netherlands.



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User currently offlineformigueta From Spain, joined Nov 2006, 31 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (3 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 10296 times:

It happens a lot of times, just look at this, was only one month ago...



User currently offlineViscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 24061 posts, RR: 22
Reply 4, posted (3 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 10230 times:

Quoting formigueta (Reply 3):
It happens a lot of times, just look at this, was only one month ago...

According to IATA, these types of ground accidents cost the airline industry about $4 billion a year worldwide.


User currently offlinesancho99504 From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 568 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (3 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 10193 times:

Is it that hard to pay attention? I spent 7 years working passenger aircraft and 2 and a half working freighters and none of the flights I worked had a/c damage.........such a shame


kill 'em all and let God sort 'em out-USMC
User currently offlineUSAirways787 From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 290 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (3 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 7374 times:

Quoting sancho99504 (Reply 5):

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.


USA787



"Pre departure walk around complete, all doors closed, ready for pushback"
User currently offlineatcsundevil From United States of America, joined Mar 2010, 989 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (3 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 6444 times:

There's this one too...probably did some damage!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9TugTwO6Zhg

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.



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User currently offlineB777LRF From Luxembourg, joined Nov 2008, 1208 posts, RR: 3
Reply 8, posted (3 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 6129 times:

It's not only ground staff making a mess of things, sometimes flightcrew get it wrong too:




From receips and radials over straight pipes to big fans - been there, done that, got the hearing defects to prove
User currently offlinefca767 From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2006, 1724 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (3 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 6088 times:

Quoting B777LRF (Reply 8):
It's not only ground staff making a mess of things, sometimes flightcrew get it wrong too:

Sliced through like cheese


User currently offlineAeolus From Mexico, joined Aug 2007, 372 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (3 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 6016 times:

There was a case likethat of a JAL B744 IIRC in LAX.. Someone posted a video of it...

-Aeolus



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User currently offlineCrimsonNL From Netherlands, joined Dec 2007, 1800 posts, RR: 42
Reply 11, posted (3 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 5953 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.

Martijn



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User currently offlineAesma From France, joined Nov 2009, 6100 posts, RR: 9
Reply 12, posted (3 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 5775 times:

Maybe they let it happen because it still costs less than employing better trained/paid people ?


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User currently offlineB777LRF From Luxembourg, joined Nov 2008, 1208 posts, RR: 3
Reply 13, posted (3 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 5765 times:

Quoting Aesma (Reply 12):
Maybe they let it happen because it still costs less than employing better trained/paid people ?

Nail, meet hammer head.



From receips and radials over straight pipes to big fans - been there, done that, got the hearing defects to prove
User currently offlineatcsundevil From United States of America, joined Mar 2010, 989 posts, RR: 2
Reply 14, posted (3 years 7 months 2 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 5277 times:

Quoting B777LRF (Reply 13):
Quoting Aesma (Reply 12):
Maybe they let it happen because it still costs less than employing better trained/paid people ?

Nail, meet hammer head.

Because some of them are tools, right?      



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User currently offlinehardiwv From Brazil, joined Oct 2004, 8780 posts, RR: 50
Reply 15, posted (3 years 7 months 2 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 4833 times:

What a manner to welcome Garuda new flights to AMS...too bad...This is a brand new A330...and some would argue that Garuda was banned to operate in Europe for years...what an irony.

Rgs,


User currently offlineKappel From Suriname, joined Jul 2005, 3533 posts, RR: 17
Reply 16, posted (3 years 7 months 2 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 4703 times:

Quoting B777LRF (Reply 2):
If only it was from time to time. It's sadly a near-daily occurance

AFAIK not in the Netherlands. I only recall the three previous incidents I mentioned.

Quoting B777LRF (Reply 2):
Must have been a very slow news day in the Netherlands.

LOL, not really actually, plenty of news regarding our political situation we're in.

Quoting CrimsonNL (Reply 11):
I'm surprised it made the news, with all the damages caused at AMS each month.

Really? Big damage like this, or smaller incidents? Can you give some examples? Didn't know it was this bad in this regard.

I saw the Garuda a330 at a remote stand today at AMS (near the hangars) standing outside. Have the repairs started yet?



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User currently offlineB777LRF From Luxembourg, joined Nov 2008, 1208 posts, RR: 3
Reply 17, posted (3 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 4624 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.



From receips and radials over straight pipes to big fans - been there, done that, got the hearing defects to prove
User currently offlineKappel From Suriname, joined Jul 2005, 3533 posts, RR: 17
Reply 18, posted (3 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 4357 times:

I just read that the aircraft will be ready on Thursday. Luckily the damage was not too bad.


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