atcsundevil From United States of America, joined Mar 2010, 794 posts, RR: 2 Reply 3, posted (1 year 6 months 1 week 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 28125 times:
As a minor point -- a wing clip would generally be categorized as an "incident", not an accident. An accident implies loss of life or serious structural damage. An incident is just any noteworthy event that has generally caused damage to the aircraft or caused injuries.
FlyAAS80 From United States of America, joined Sep 2006, 72 posts, RR: 0 Reply 4, posted (1 year 6 months 1 week 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 28143 times:
Here is confirmation of the event from local media (WLS) and includes some additional pictures:
"May 30, 2012 (CHICAGO) (WLS) -- A 747 airliner clipped the tail of a regional jet at O'Hare International Airport this afternoon causing some damage to the aircrafts. An American Eagle regional jet and a cargo aircraft made contact on the ground.
O'Hare Airport officials say, around 1 p.m., American Eagle 4265 from Springfield, Missouri, landed and was taxiing to the gate as EVA Air cargo aircraft Flight 661 from Anchorage, Alaska, was on the taxiway. Somehow the two aircraft made contact.
The Chicago Fire Department says there are no reports of injuries at this time."
futureualpilot From United States of America, joined May 2000, 2589 posts, RR: 8 Reply 5, posted (1 year 6 months 1 week 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 28079 times:
A buddy of mine was working an ExpressJet ERJ taxiing right behind the 747, he said they tried to get the 747 to stop but by the time they realized the wing wouldn't clear and got on the radio it was too late.
Jet13 From United States of America, joined Feb 2008, 109 posts, RR: 0 Reply 8, posted (1 year 6 months 1 week 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 27715 times:
Quoting atcsundevil (Reply 3): As a minor point -- a wing clip would generally be categorized as an "incident", not an accident. An accident implies loss of life or serious structural damage. An incident is just any noteworthy event that has generally caused damage to the aircraft or caused injuries.
Updated just in time before the 60min edit limit.
I actually have 2 buddies there right now and the other one doesn't see it yet. He will send me a better picture if he finds it as he walks otherwise its cleared up.
Thanks to you all for putting information in
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B738FlyUIA From Switzerland, joined Dec 2009, 505 posts, RR: 0 Reply 9, posted (1 year 6 months 1 week 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 27590 times:
Quoting Jet13 (Reply 8): Thanks to you all for putting information in
That is okay Nick... most important nobody was hurt as we know what can happen when you remember the AF 380 in JFK!!! Was checking avherald.com but simply a little early!!! Seams the live stream from FlyAAS80 is still running!!! Simply towing a LH 744 now... x my fingers!
cptspeaking From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 639 posts, RR: 1 Reply 13, posted (1 year 6 months 1 week 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 27176 times:
Quoting futureualpilot (Reply 5): A buddy of mine was working an ExpressJet ERJ taxiing right behind the 747
You know Len too?
They aren't up for the time being, but keep an eye out on twitter @ThePilotReport and thepilotreport.com for the photos from the seconds after it happened if it becomes appropriate to post them in the future...
The aircraft was coming into G20 so no ramp contact was required and they probably weren't talking to anyone other than ground. The story I heard was that ground tried to tell them to stop but by the the time they realized and keyed the mic it was too late, but I can't verify that (other than listening to Live ATC).
25 penguinflies: Boeing, just gotta try to be #1 in everything....
26 Jet13: Hi again! A buddy of mine posted earlier on facebook. "I've been listening to the 1730-1800Z ORD tower feed on LiveATC and here is what I have been ab
27 atcsundevil: I'm gonna guess that the Eva pilot had the pants incident...followed by obscenities and considering a means of escape without anyone noticing. Like I
28 ltbewr: Did the AA regional jet get moved around any? The Eva Air a/c looks like it will need a few days in the hanger, but how much damage to the EGF a/c ?
29 liftsifter: Looks like it'll be a while of off-time for the Eagle, considering the entire tail fin was hit by the wing.
30 vivekman2006: So what is the game all about? More "hits" mean you win the Greatest VLA crown? On a more serious note, was the ERJ parked or moving? If it was parke
31 chuchoteur: Actually, it looks like exactly the same configuration as the AF A380 at JFK. The regional had pulled in but stopped short of the gate, the bigger ai
32 bennett123: Looking at the pictures, would this have been OK if the B744 did not have winglets?.