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Two AS Planes "Bump" At SEA 10/26  
User currently offlinergreenftm From United States of America, joined Jan 2008, 299 posts, RR: 0
Posted (3 years 10 months 1 week 20 hours ago) and read 4769 times:

Both komonews.com and Seattletimes.com are reporting a DFW bound plane bumped tails with an empty MSP bound plane at the d terminal at SEA.

Since both planes were taken out of service, this won't be good for what is perceived as a tight schedule already.

http://www.komonews.com/news/local/105865053.html

http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/htm...alnews/2013270331_airplane28m.html

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User currently offlineMason From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 748 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (3 years 10 months 1 week 19 hours ago) and read 4583 times:

The AS ramp at SEA is really tight, especially for the newer birds with longer wings/winglets. Still no excuse. It is not clear if the incident happened with the aircraft under tow, or if the aircraft was under its own power.

User currently offlineterryb99 From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 291 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (3 years 10 months 1 week 19 hours ago) and read 4558 times:

The King 5 TV/MSNBC links says one 737 was "backing out"

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/39870239/ns/local_news-seattle_wa/

another blow to outsourced rampers and only one wing walker, if that.


User currently offlineEA CO AS From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 13555 posts, RR: 62
Reply 3, posted (3 years 10 months 1 week 6 hours ago) and read 3889 times:
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Both aircraft were 737-900s. One aircraft is undergoing winglet replacement as we speak and should be ready by tomorrow. The other is being inspected and there should be more info within 24 hours on how long it will be out of service.


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User currently offlineDocLightning From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 19575 posts, RR: 58
Reply 4, posted (3 years 10 months 1 week 5 hours ago) and read 3862 times:

Ouch. That's not a silly little mistake, either. They were WAY off...

User currently offlineEA CO AS From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 13555 posts, RR: 62
Reply 5, posted (3 years 10 months 1 week 3 hours ago) and read 3721 times:
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Quoting terryb99 (Reply 2):
another blow to outsourced rampers and only one wing walker, if that.

*sigh*

This incident aside, our ground damage rate is actually lower than it has been in years.



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User currently offlinegrain From United States of America, joined Sep 2008, 92 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (3 years 10 months 1 week 2 hours ago) and read 3639 times:

Quoting terryb99 (Reply 2):
another blow to outsourced rampers and only one wing walker, if that.

here at WN we always have one wing walker.


User currently offlinerwy04lga From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 3176 posts, RR: 8
Reply 7, posted (3 years 10 months 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 3430 times:

Quoting grain (Reply 6):
Quoting terryb99 (Reply 2):
another blow to outsourced rampers and only one wing walker, if that.

here at WN we always have one wing walker.

Here at DL we always have TWO wing walkers



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User currently offlineF9Animal From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 5027 posts, RR: 28
Reply 8, posted (3 years 10 months 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 3402 times:

Quoting Mason (Reply 1):
The AS ramp at SEA is really tight, especially for the newer birds with longer wings/winglets. Still no excuse. It is not clear if the incident happened with the aircraft under tow, or if the aircraft was under its own power.

The aircraft was being pushed back.

Quoting terryb99 (Reply 2):
another blow to outsourced rampers and only one wing walker, if that.

AS requires 2 wing walkers. This was 100% preventable. Hopefully someone gets their butts handed to them for this.

Quoting EA CO AS (Reply 5):

*sigh*

This incident aside, our ground damage rate is actually lower than it has been in years.

Which I am very glad to hear. As you know, I have been very voiced about this. AS had no choice but to pull out the whip and chains, as these gorillas were clearly not going to change their behaviors on the ramp. Most importantly, there were no injuries in this incident. Lessons will be learned from this. Always 2 wing walkers.



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User currently offlineaerdingus From Ireland, joined Dec 2006, 2827 posts, RR: 15
Reply 9, posted (3 years 10 months 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 3356 times:

I take it these aircraft were not merely exchanging details via an iPhone app.


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User currently offlineas739x From United States of America, joined Apr 2003, 6126 posts, RR: 23
Reply 10, posted (3 years 10 months 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 3323 times:

Quoting terryb99 (Reply 2):

Yeah, cause an airline employed ramper would never make a mistake!

You can say this with a straight face?



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User currently offlineJFKspotter From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 448 posts, RR: 7
Reply 11, posted (3 years 10 months 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 3047 times:

Quoting grain (Reply 6):
here at WN we always have one wing walker.

You mean at least one wing walker? Many stations use two.


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