Aviation Photo #1100601 Airbus A320-214 - China Eastern Airlines

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During push back, China Eastern`s A320,B-2415 tail clipped the right wing of China Southern`s B777,B-2058 on the taxiway.
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Photo Added: August 28, 2006

Comments (49)

Anonymous
10 years ago
Woops! Costly mistake. Check out the right landing gear, looks like its under some strain!
Anonymous
10 years ago
That guy is EXTREMELY fired.
Anonymous
10 years ago
I'm pretty sure the landing gear is fine, just seems to me that it is a wide angle shot.
Anonymous
10 years ago
To quote Richard Hammond on Top Gear..."Oof! That sounded expensive!"

notice the tilt of the inside right main wheel.....transfere of energy from the moving 777.....
Anonymous
10 years ago
Someone is getting fired...
Anonymous
10 years ago
I like how you can see the apu
Anonymous
10 years ago
What's with the ground crew? It's hard to miss a 777 on the taxiway.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Something wrong with ATC or Push-back driver
what a mass in PEK
Anonymous
10 years ago
Thats definately stress on the gear, check the taxi line, it isnt distorted, if it was a wide angle shot that line wouldnt look straight.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Excellent
Anonymous
10 years ago
I guess the next time he is going to be more carefull!!!
If there is one other time!!!
Anonymous
10 years ago
That has to hurt. Repairs there are going to be expensive and yes, someone is gonna get fired.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Classic Airbus vs Boeing, this time going a bit too extreme.
Anonymous
10 years ago
I'd like to be here when the pushback guy gets the bill from china eastern and southern ...
How much $ for an A320 landing gear ?
Anonymous
10 years ago
Great shot. The gear see larger forces on slow speed taxi manoeuvers. I'd be concerned with the composite tail and wing parts. big $$
Anonymous
10 years ago
Good news.
Anonymous
10 years ago
What a shame.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Great photo note the tyre on right side, means quite a wack.
Anonymous
9 years ago
Haha A320 vs B777, anyawys really nice photo
Anonymous
8 years ago
One A320 Vertical stab + labour ($5000000.00), the look on the guys's face who's responsible, (Priceless).
Anonymous
8 years ago
It's almost like the Asiana vs Aeroflot accident in Anchorage, except this time China Southern didn't leave Airbus a winglet for souvenir.
Anonymous
8 years ago
B777 is a giant. Don't mess with him, A320 :) Bad Boys Live!
Anonymous
8 years ago
777 - 1 : a320 - 0. Boeing wins again!
Anonymous
8 years ago
"Mayday" in ground!
Anonymous
8 years ago
Always be a rivalry between Boeing and Airbus. Go Boeing
Anonymous
7 years ago
If you cant beat them on economics, beat them on the ground...
Anonymous
7 years ago
It's expensive to repire...
Anonymous
7 years ago
The force of the Triple 7 was strong, look how the main gear of the A320 tilted.
Anonymous
7 years ago
The 777 looks untouched. the a320 is leaning to the left and the tail is about to fall off.
Anonymous
7 years ago
Chinese Kung Fu !!!
Anonymous
6 years ago
The 777 forgot to use the horns. beep beep! :)
Anonymous
6 years ago
Well done... it's so difficult to see a 777 behind you?
Anonymous
6 years ago
Sorry for that nerdy touch, but OWNED! How can you not see a 777? :D
Anonymous
6 years ago
I can just hear Austin Powers saying "Karate Chop"!

Eew that's gonna leave a mark...
Anonymous
6 years ago
That wing definitely got "clipped." I hate it when that happens!
Anonymous
6 years ago
... and the wing walker was where???
Anonymous
6 years ago
Great photo! how can they missed B777? and Boeing vs. Airbus ===> Boeing win!!
Anonymous
6 years ago
It's alright, they're both owned by the Government. No hard feelings =)
Anonymous
5 years ago
Dang 777s. Tiny little things; always creepin up on ya...
Anonymous
5 years ago
Not a word on the condition of the front undercarriage. Just look where it stands in relation to the tow truck, yaiks!!!
Anonymous
5 years ago
Definitely some people are gonna be fired. just imagine, they have to pay the bill, they will have to work unpayed for some generations... :-)
Anonymous
5 years ago
That's one way to merge, now called China Southeastern lol.
Anonymous
5 years ago
Gooood .
Anonymous
4 years ago
It happens... sometimes.. when East meets South...
Anonymous
4 years ago
The rudder may or may not be able to be repaired. I think a new one is around $500,000 dollars. The main concern is the aft spar of the vertical stabilizer. I see damage going forward of the access panels possibly into the rear spar. Maybe too much strain on the stabilizer mount bolts where it mounts to the fuselage. I'm not sure a repair is authorized on the main spars of the stabilizers. Why take the chance? That could cost a couple million I would think. $50 or $60 million dollar purchase price for the A320. $150 million or so for the 777, so The vertical stabilizer could easily cost a couple million dollars. And the company wants to nickel and dime the workers by having baggage handlers do the push-backs instead of maintenance technicians. So much for the savings that year anyway. This photo is worth a thousand words.
Anonymous
4 years ago
First Officer : Right Wing Clear Captain
Captain : Left Wing Clear
First Officer : Oops!!
ATC : Time to close down two Flight plans prematurely... Thank you China Eastern.

Cameraman: lol
Anonymous
3 years ago
China Southeastern Airlines! CSA
5*
Anonymous
3 years ago
Thanks to another photo by Mr. Weimeng, we can tell that this aircraft had received a new fin by September 15 2006... and it still flies for China Eastern as of 2013.
Anonymous
2 years ago
"Keep going. You're good. You're good. You're good. You're good. Don't worry, we'll buff out those scratches".

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