KJFK527 From United States of America, joined Dec 2012, 41 posts, RR: 0 Posted (2 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 9109 times:
This evening two AA 777s struck one another at JFK. 7BK operating as trip 106 JFK-LHR was being towed to the end of the alleyway when it struck aircraft 7AE parked on gate 3 at terminal 8. 7BK suffered minimal damage to the right, co-pilot side wingtip while 7AE suffered what appears to be significant damage to the APU area. Both aircraft are currently out of service.
Luckily there were no injuries to the passengers onboard trip 106.
womenbeshoppin From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (2 years 3 months 3 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 4465 times:
Quoting N737AA (Reply 2): Obviously the wing walkers were not doing their job.
If the aircraft was being towed and being pushed back then there might not have been wing walkers. But I do agree with you that someone was not doing there job. Injuries and aircraft damage are almost always the result of negligence.
N737AA From United States of America, joined Aug 2008, 270 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (2 years 3 months 3 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 2582 times:
Quoting womenbeshoppin (Reply 5): If the aircraft was being towed and being pushed back then there might not have been wing walkers.
It is AA policy to have wing walkers on all aircraft ground movements until the aircraft is in a position to safely taxi under engine power. There is a ground handling checklist for each aircraft and each parking spot and ramp area has lines painted to follow during pushout.
Someone didn't do their job plain and simple. I doubt they got fired, the union will always protect them no matter how negligent they are.