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CZ A380 incident at LAX

Fri Nov 11, 2016 10:09 am

I am herring from a friend something is going on in LAX does anyone have any info?
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Re: Whats going on in LAX

Fri Nov 11, 2016 10:31 am

I just arrived on AA from MIA and we had to wait for a gate for 30 minutes because a China Southern A380 was stuck in the alley between TBIT and T4. Lots of ground activity surrounding the jet's front landing gear.
 
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Re: Whats going on in LAX

Fri Nov 11, 2016 10:32 am

A CZ A380 collided with a tow truck.

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Re: Whats going on in LAX

Fri Nov 11, 2016 10:40 am

Wow! Thanks guys!
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Re: Whats going on in LAX

Fri Nov 11, 2016 3:47 pm

Of note is that this incident actually forced AA to cancel several flights, to include LAXSYD because they couldn't get their aircraft out of the channel between T4 and TBIT...
 
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Re: CZ A380 incident at LAX

Fri Nov 11, 2016 10:58 pm

It must have sucked for the guy next to me who was connecting to HKG-- that flight was cancelled too. The captain mentioned to us that it was affecting 12 gates.
 
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Re: CZ A380 incident at LAX

Mon Nov 14, 2016 10:19 am

So what happened? Not an expert, of course, but to me it doesn't look like a collision.

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Source: http://www.chinaaviationdaily.com/news/57/57905.html
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Re: CZ A380 incident at LAX

Mon Nov 14, 2016 10:22 am

So the entire towbar just snapped in half, very interesting! It's a very different model from the 380 towbar used at my station, which is about half as long but at least twice as thick..

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