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AA 777 Incident JFK  
User currently offlineKJFK527 From United States of America, joined Dec 2012, 26 posts, RR: 0
Posted (1 year 8 months 2 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 8840 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.

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User currently offlineKJFK527 From United States of America, joined Dec 2012, 26 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (1 year 8 months 2 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 8766 times:



Ouch.....


User currently offlineN737AA From United States of America, joined Aug 2008, 270 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (1 year 8 months 2 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 8212 times:

Unfortunately aircraft damage caused by ground crews happens everyday. Usually due to people not following procedures. Obviously the wing walkers were not doing their job.

N737AA


User currently offlinespiritair97 From United States of America, joined Jan 2011, 1231 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (1 year 8 months 2 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 6606 times:

Ouch! I'm sure this is the last type of thing AA needs at this time in it's business! Glad everybody is okay and hopefully whoever loses their job over this finds work soon.

User currently offlineMrCazzy From United States of America, joined Oct 2011, 35 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (1 year 8 months 2 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 5826 times:

like with all of aviation the person who was responsable for the incident probably had that one second where they were not paying attention... shows how when on the ramp full awareness is necessary.

User currently offlinewomenbeshoppin From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (1 year 8 months 2 weeks 3 days ago) and read 4196 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.


User currently offlinePDX88 From United States of America, joined Mar 2012, 169 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (1 year 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 3060 times:

A/C 7BK is already back in service and operating the same flt 106 today (05dec). She safely made it off the ground this time.

User currently offlineN737AA From United States of America, joined Aug 2008, 270 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (1 year 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 2313 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.

N737AA


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