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A380 A6-EDR Hit By Catering Truck At LHR.  
User currently offlineTC957 From UK - England, joined May 2012, 852 posts, RR: 0
Posted (11 months 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 18618 times:

Last night EK 6 op by A380 A6-EDR had an overnight delay at LHR after a catering truck thumped into it.
Did a replacement aircraft do this service this morning or was EDR not that badly damaged ? Any pics of the incident ?

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User currently offlineEK413 From Australia, joined Nov 2003, 4907 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted (11 months 6 days ago) and read 18015 times:

Quoting TC957 (Thread starter):

Last night EK 6 op by A380 A6-EDR had an overnight delay at LHR after a catering truck thumped into it.
Did a replacement aircraft do this service this morning or was EDR not that badly damaged ? Any pics of the incident ?

Without a doubt the aircraft sustained enough damage to cancel the service. More than likely 1 of the 5 daily A380 services picked up the slack.

EK8413



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User currently offlinejagflyer From Canada, joined Aug 2004, 3516 posts, RR: 4
Reply 2, posted (11 months 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 16865 times:

Another EK A380 was involved in an accident relating to a catering vehicle at YYZ two years ago. I believe it was A6-EDE which was out of service for about 2 weeks.


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User currently offlineProst From United States of America, joined Oct 2012, 1011 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (11 months 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 16079 times:

Somewhat off topic but relevant to this discussion: Are there special catering trucks that lift supplies to the second deck of the aircraft?

User currently offlineManchesterMAN From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 1224 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (11 months 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 14835 times:

Ahh that's what happened. My company had some important freight on that flight which still hasn't departed grr! They mentioned AOG but no mention of why!!


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User currently onlinebmibaby737 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2005, 1806 posts, RR: 9
Reply 5, posted (11 months 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 11775 times:

A Boeing 777 has/is being positioned this evening to LHR to operate the replacement return service

User currently offlineEK413 From Australia, joined Nov 2003, 4907 posts, RR: 4
Reply 6, posted (11 months 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 11216 times:

Quoting Prost (Reply 3):

Somewhat off topic but relevant to this discussion: Are there special catering trucks that lift supplies to the second deck of the aircraft?

Yes, with the introduction of the A380 special high lift vehicles had to be designed and built.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LgGV0OqmrDA&sns=em

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User currently offlinepsimpson From United Kingdom, joined May 2006, 320 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (11 months 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 3495 times:

This A380 A6-EDR has just departed LHR as UAE7202 to Dubai i would think!

User currently offlineas739x From United States of America, joined Apr 2003, 6126 posts, RR: 23
Reply 8, posted (11 months 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 3314 times:

Quoting Prost (Reply 3):
Somewhat off topic but relevant to this discussion: Are there special catering trucks that lift supplies to the second deck of the aircraft?

Yes,as EK413 said, there are special high lift trucks for the A380. I happen to pass one every day heading into work after they have left our daily LH flight here at SFO. They have additional support for sitting up higher and the truck has a distinctive higher profile. But as one would suspect, they are restricted in high winds.



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User currently offlineKarelXWB From Netherlands, joined Jul 2012, 11367 posts, RR: 33
Reply 9, posted (11 months 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 3276 times:

Quoting psimpson (Reply 7):
This A380 A6-EDR has just departed LHR as UAE7202 to Dubai i would think!

Indeed http://www.flightradar24.com/UAE7202 and it's being trailed by A6-EDA.



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User currently offlinetortugamon From United States of America, joined Apr 2013, 3443 posts, RR: 10
Reply 10, posted (11 months 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 3260 times:

Quoting KarelXWB (Reply 9):
Indeed http://www.flightradar24.com/UAE7202 and it's being trailed by A6-EDA.

That would be quite a sight to see that convoy come through at 40k feet. Can we assume they both have passengers? I assume it isn't going back to DXB just to get fixed?

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User currently offlineKarelXWB From Netherlands, joined Jul 2012, 11367 posts, RR: 33
Reply 11, posted (11 months 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 3231 times:

Quoting tortugamon (Reply 10):
That would be quite a sight to see

Speaking about sight, check this one: http://a.yfrog.com/img844/494/5kstbjbbrisoirmyfwucto.mp4

Quoting tortugamon (Reply 10):
Can we assume they both have passengers? I assume it isn't going back to DXB just to get fixed?

I don't think it has passengers onboard because I assume it doesn't fit in the schedule. It's also flying under a ferry flight call-sign (UAE7202) instead of a commercial call-sign (like UAE30).



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User currently offlinetortugamon From United States of America, joined Apr 2013, 3443 posts, RR: 10
Reply 12, posted (11 months 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 3004 times:

Quoting KarelXWB (Reply 11):
Speaking about sight, check this one:

Wow, I watched that about 2 dozen times. I thought the guy was taking the video from a car when I first saw it because it looks like a car windshield wiper. From that angle it really is hard to imagine sitting in that A380 and being relatively comfortable while it is cruising at 40k+ feet and close to 600 mph. I know I take it for granted how amazing of an engineering feat it is.

Thanks for sharing.

tortugamon


User currently offlineEK413 From Australia, joined Nov 2003, 4907 posts, RR: 4
Reply 13, posted (11 months 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 2830 times:

Quoting tortugamon (Reply 10):
That would be quite a sight to see that convoy come through at 40k feet. Can we assume they both have passengers? I assume it isn't going back to DXB just to get fixed?

Highly doubt any passengers onboard as a flight appears to be a ferry based on the Flt no.

EK8413



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User currently offlineplanesailing From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2005, 816 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (11 months 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 2220 times:

Quoting TC957 (Thread starter):
Any pics of the incident ?


Damage is to the diagonal left below the dark rectangle on the leading edge.


User currently offlineKarelXWB From Netherlands, joined Jul 2012, 11367 posts, RR: 33
Reply 15, posted (11 months 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 2085 times:

Finally, a picture. Thanks for sharing.


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