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KLM Uk F100 Strikes Again (quite Literally!)  
User currently offlineUK_Dispatcher From United Arab Emirates, joined Dec 2001, 2597 posts, RR: 29
Posted (12 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days ago) and read 1617 times:

KLM uk Fokker 100, G-UKFI, which was evacuated at Manchester earlier this week was due to take to the skies again today.

However........

...it hadn't even taxied from its stand when the Captain turned the aircraft to the right.......and the Fokker's stabilizer swung into the winglet of bmi's A330-200, G-WWBD which was parked alongside!!

I've got some photos of the two aircraft locked together, and will try and upload them in the next few days - they're good for a laugh!

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User currently offlineBritair From United Kingdom, joined Aug 1999, 933 posts, RR: 15
Reply 1, posted (12 years 8 months 2 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 1505 times:

Oh dear! Some aircraft are cursed! I know at BA we had a 744 that if there was something to wrong it would always happen to this aircraft! These "lemons" are just born unlucky! Qantas has one too, a 744 that just doesnt perform like the rest, you'll never find it on the long SYD-LAX or SIN-LHR routes. I wont give their rego's away....i suppose it is just superstition anyway!

Cheers  Smile


User currently offlineRoyalDutch From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 917 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (12 years 8 months 2 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 1472 times:

Naw...its not unlucky...just going after the competition...even knew to go for the big one!  Laugh out loud

User currently offlineJwenting From Netherlands, joined Apr 2001, 10213 posts, RR: 19
Reply 3, posted (12 years 8 months 2 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 1427 times:

yah, those Fokkers still have this urge to go after British aircraft. 85 years on and they still know how to hit them where it hurts  Smile/happy/getting dizzy


I wish I were flying
User currently offlineLapper From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2002, 1567 posts, RR: 7
Reply 4, posted (12 years 8 months 2 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 1401 times:

Speaking of cursed aircraft, did any read the article in last weeks Sunday Times regarding Monarchs "jinxed" A320, G-MONX? You would have been well pleased reading that article at the airport only to find out when you walk out that that is the exact plane you were getting on! Something like 28 reports in the last 3 years if I remember?

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