Biddleonia007
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UA And QF Accident At Melbourne-ATSB Final Report

Tue Sep 19, 2006 1:59 pm

Re the accident between UA 747 and QANTAS 767 at Melbourne's Tullamarine Airport. ATSB Australia have completed their investigation and laid the blame with UA Pilot not adhering to Taxi Instructions from the tower. Link provided with photos etc.

http://www.atsb.gov.au/publications/...006/AAIR/pdf/aair200600524_001.pdf

Will the UA pilot :
a) Get his ass kicked or ;
b) Told he's been a naughty boy and dont do again or ;
c) Get the bullet
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RE: UA And QF Accident At Melbourne-ATSB Final Report

Tue Sep 19, 2006 2:51 pm

Quoting Biddleonia007 (Thread starter):
Will the UA pilot :
a) Get his ass kicked or ;
b) Told he's been a naughty boy and dont do again or ;
c) Get the bullet

I say all of the above. He'll definately get an ass kicking for that. I wouldn't be suprised if he got fired for the stupid move he made. I don't think that pilot will be flying for UA any time soon.

The damage on the wing and winglet of the 744 is likely to have costed around $900,000 or more (USD). Looking back to a photo of an Air Canada 744 winglet detached from C-GMWW I made an assumption from that. Take a look for yourself...


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RE: UA And QF Accident At Melbourne-ATSB Final Report

Wed Sep 20, 2006 2:28 am

Yeah all of the above!
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RE: UA And QF Accident At Melbourne-ATSB Final Report

Wed Sep 20, 2006 3:05 am

I remember, on this web site, one of the more respected users said most pilots who get fired get fired for what they do on the ground as opposed to what they do in the air. Meaning the airlines are less forgiving for taxi screw ups
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RE: UA And QF Accident At Melbourne-ATSB Final Report

Wed Sep 20, 2006 4:28 am

Quoting Airfoilsguy (Reply 3):
I remember, on this web site, one of the more respected users said most pilots who get fired get fired for what they do on the ground as opposed to what they do in the air. Meaning the airlines are less forgiving for taxi screw ups

Makes sense...I mean, if you can't control the aircraft in 2 dimensions, why risk 3?
 
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RE: UA And QF Accident At Melbourne-ATSB Final Report

Wed Sep 20, 2006 9:08 am

This report has been out for a long time.

I dont think it is anything new.
 
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RE: UA And QF Accident At Melbourne-ATSB Final Report

Wed Sep 20, 2006 9:41 am

Depends, if this is his first offence. Since it was only bent metal, and no lives were lost, he will go back to DEN get through training and a stern talking to and then be released back to the line.

If this is the pilot's second offence, he's gone.
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RE: UA And QF Accident At Melbourne-ATSB Final Report

Wed Sep 20, 2006 2:12 pm

i think he should just get a good suspension. even though no one got hurt, it still could of hurt someone on the ground, not saying theres someone walking on the taxiway, but ya. he should just thru training again and have a good talk with the head trainer in DEN.


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