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Incident During Push Back At FRA  
User currently offlineNoUFO From Germany, joined Apr 2001, 7957 posts, RR: 12
Posted (13 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 2375 times:

Again, a 777 of UA collided with a LH plane during push back, german press agency dpa reports. A wing of the 777 hit the tail of the other aircraft. Reportedly no one was hurt during this incident.

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NoUFO


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User currently offlineVgnAtl747 From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 1513 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (13 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 2256 times:

OOPS!


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User currently offlineBig777jet From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (13 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 2236 times:

What is reg number LH and UA?

Big777jet



User currently offlineWodo From Germany, joined Jul 2000, 117 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (13 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days ago) and read 2205 times:

LH plane was an A 300

User currently offlineRonE From Israel, joined Jan 2001, 326 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (13 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days ago) and read 2198 times:

Jeez, I knew LH and UA were close partners in Star-Alliance, but I didn't know they were THAT close...

User currently offlineCO/ba From United States of America, joined May 2001, 399 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (13 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days ago) and read 2188 times:

Does United have their own ramp at FRA or is it handled by LH.

I know UA does not use wing walkers wich is dangerous does LH? And if so do either of the carriers have plans to change this policy.

thanks

NO UNION FOR CO!!!


User currently offlineTrintocan From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2000, 3238 posts, RR: 4
Reply 6, posted (13 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 2147 times:

OUCH! That is reminiscent of a similar event in POS back in 1993 when a TriStar of BWIA being pushed back struck another (wing-tail contact).

Star Alliance seems to be uncomfortably close these days...

trintocan.



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User currently offlineWodo From Germany, joined Jul 2000, 117 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (13 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 2112 times:

UA is handeld at Terminal 1, where all Star Alliance flights are handelt. Responsible for bush back is the airport, that means Fraport AG.

User currently offlineSiriwatthana From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (13 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 2044 times:

I saw yesterday the damaged UA and LH aircraft .
The reg. is :
Lufhansa A300-600R D-AIAX the Elevators are damaged

United Airlines B777-222 N768UA the Wings are damaged


User currently offlineDE727UPS From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 814 posts, RR: 13
Reply 9, posted (13 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 2026 times:

I recently did some flying out of CGN and OSL at night. I don't remember seeing wing walkers the whole week....in the states you almost always have them. One night at Cologne we were ready to leave but another plane was sort of in our way. The captain, rather impatiently I think, decided to go for it and we didn't have any wing walkers. Our right wing got a pretty good look at an Electra nose....much closer than what I'm used to and I guess I should have just told the captain to stop unless we had a wing walker. These things are usually blamed on the flight crew unless you are being pushed back.

User currently offlineCO/ba From United States of America, joined May 2001, 399 posts, RR: 3
Reply 10, posted (13 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 1982 times:

I think every airport should have strict rules on wing walkers to protect all peopl(pax/emp) and property.


NO UNION FOR CO!!!!


User currently offlineCX flyboy From Hong Kong, joined Dec 1999, 6605 posts, RR: 55
Reply 11, posted (13 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 1946 times:

I saw this get towed past the terraces the other day after the incident. The starboard elevator was a bit damaged (Not repairable). A new elevator should pretty much fix it, as I did not see any other visible damage.

User currently offlineCo/ba From United States of America, joined May 2001, 399 posts, RR: 3
Reply 12, posted (13 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 1913 times:

The tail section of the LH 747 that was hit by UA 777 at IAD in June is still sitting behind LH Cargo building.

User currently offlineGodbless From Sweden, joined Apr 2000, 2752 posts, RR: 15
Reply 13, posted (13 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 1902 times:

Well I was at FRA today but I wasn't lucky enough to see either D-AIAX nor the UA 777. Has the triple seven been flown back home or will it be repaired in FRA by Lufthansa? Is the 747-400 that had the accident @ IAD back to service?
Regards,
Max


User currently offlineKMIA From United States of America, joined Nov 2010, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (13 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 1881 times:

RonE, that was a good one  Big thumbs up

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