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nycbjr
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AA 737 Max hit by Fuel Truck at LGA

Fri Oct 26, 2018 1:36 pm

I didn't see this posted. First Max incident?

https://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/F ... 43301.html
 
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Re: AA 737 Max hit by Fuel Truck at LGA

Fri Oct 26, 2018 2:52 pm

The copter was probably already there looking at traffic in Long Island.
 
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Re: AA 737 Max hit by Fuel Truck at LGA

Fri Oct 26, 2018 3:22 pm

If there is any good news about this... At least there will be one less AA 738Max flying around with tight seats, and a minuscule lavatory. However I would expect it to be fixed rather quickly.
 
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Re: AA 737 Max hit by Fuel Truck at LGA

Fri Oct 26, 2018 4:02 pm

Maybe the truck driver thought he had two more inches of clearance...(rimshot).
 
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Re: AA 737 Max hit by Fuel Truck at LGA

Fri Oct 26, 2018 5:27 pm

The plane involved is registration N324RN. Likely just enough off the tip of the wing or winglet so has to be checked and fixed. Probably won't be out of commission for long.
 
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Re: AA 737 Max hit by Fuel Truck at LGA

Fri Oct 26, 2018 11:10 pm

Looks like another ex-airport employee will be joining the unemployed line
 
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Re: AA 737 Max hit by Fuel Truck at LGA

Sat Oct 27, 2018 9:05 am

nycbjr wrote:
I didn't see this posted. First Max incident?

https://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/F ... 43301.html

The first time I saw the split scimitar winglets in production, I imagined that this very thing would happen in service.
 
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Re: AA 737 Max hit by Fuel Truck at LGA

Sun Oct 28, 2018 12:28 am

stratclub wrote:
nycbjr wrote:
I didn't see this posted. First Max incident?

https://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/F ... 43301.html

The first time I saw the split scimitar winglets in production, I imagined that this very thing would happen in service.

The proper procedure is for ramp personnel to place an orange cone at the end of the wing to prevent this sort of thing... Clearly didn’t happen here.
 
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Re: AA 737 Max hit by Fuel Truck at LGA

Sun Oct 28, 2018 12:47 am

Hate to see an airplane get damanged but the 738 max is so incredibly uncomfortable with AA.....I'm the least upset.
 
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Re: AA 737 Max hit by Fuel Truck at LGA

Mon Oct 29, 2018 4:17 am

A friend of mine is a 738 captain with AA. He's been flying the aircraft for nine years. He said, when he first saw the renderings of the MAX that the winglets would be a concern. The fact that the winglets are painted in the same shade of silver/gray as the fuselage makes them, in his opinion, easy to lose sight by anyone driving a ground vehicle.

If you remember the MD-11s, which also had a split winglet, the lower portion of the winglet had the same blue, white, and red striping as the fuselage.

My friend thinks that the split winglet should be painted, such that the upper portion is blue, and the lower portion is red. It would make the winglets far easier for ground vehicles to see and avoid.
 
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Re: AA 737 Max hit by Fuel Truck at LGA

Mon Oct 29, 2018 4:41 am

NTSB will investigate this incident
 
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Re: AA 737 Max hit by Fuel Truck at LGA

Mon Oct 29, 2018 7:00 pm

jworks158 wrote:
If there is any good news about this... At least there will be one less AA 738Max flying around with tight seats, and a minuscule lavatory. However I would expect it to be fixed rather quickly.

You were right, N324RN was fixed quickly and is back in the skies.

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