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breiz
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Too Close Encounter At US Airports

Wed Aug 31, 2005 10:02 pm

Once again, an ac (A320 N855NW taxiing) has clipped the horizontal stabilizer of another one (Horizon's DH-8 awaiting for gate), this time at Portland on the 29th Sep. 2005.
Out of curiosity, what may be the cause(s) of these repeated close encounters? Too tight space at gates, airport procedures, congested taxiways,...
It does not seem (but I may be wrong) that so many incidents of the kind occur in Europe.
On the other hand, the FAA reports openly any incident right away. We cannot say the same about the EASA (only 3 years old).
 
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RE: Too Close Encounter At US Airports

Wed Aug 31, 2005 10:09 pm

Can't say I know about this one. QX rotation is showing just A/C N363QX, which was hit by the NWA-A332 , out of service only!

Have any info on which Dash it was?

ASSFO
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RE: Too Close Encounter At US Airports

Wed Aug 31, 2005 10:56 pm

Quoting AS739X (Reply 1):
Have any info on which Dash it was?

Does N363PH make any sense? That's all i can find
 
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RE: Too Close Encounter At US Airports

Tue Sep 13, 2005 5:14 am

Another close encounter, this time at Atlanta yesterday between parked Northwest A319-114 N314NB and towed America West A319-132 N803AW.
Only winglets rubbing, I understand.
My initial question still stands.
Thanks in advance for any suggestion.
 
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RE: Too Close Encounter At US Airports

Tue Sep 13, 2005 5:16 am

Quoting Breiz (Thread starter):
on the 29th Sep. 2005.

You must have visions of the future!  tongue 

Stefano  wave 
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RE: Too Close Encounter At US Airports

Tue Sep 13, 2005 5:34 am

Quoting Komododx (Reply 4):
Quoting Breiz (Thread starter):
on the 29th Sep. 2005.

You must have visions of the future!

Stefano

Quite right Stefano! Just wait and see!
I of course meant to type 29th Aug. 2005.  Smile

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