PPVRA...gate 119 is a tow in gate for the MD11 in the corner. I cleared them up into the alley and they then follow the ramp crew up to a stop point. Well they were stopped from what I saw. I look back into the alley cause I had cleared Swiss 40 into the alley. When I turned back to RG
, the nose gear was on top of the tow-bar. they never hooked up to the tug. It apperas the A/C continued forward as the ramp was positioning the tow-bar. After 15 minutes and Swiss doing some fancy towing into their gate, the ramp crew was able to remove the tow-bar by hooking a strap to it and ripping it out. The plane was then towed into the gate with a different tow-bar. The old one was a pancake, flat as can be. I was very surprised they were able to solve the issue so fast. the current flight outbound is being loaded as I talk, though my have a maintence issue still because we had to change gates for our ZLO arrival.
Airbrazil..the only picture may be with RG
and LAWA here at LAX
. There could have been some pics taken from the Bradley terminal, we shall see. I have no camera today, just my luck!