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Freebird A320 hit by jetbridge at Brussels

Tue Jun 25, 2019 3:25 pm

Happened last weekend.

https://www.aviation24.be/airlines/free ... s-airport/

How can this happen? Seems a part broke of and went through the fuselage.
 
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Re: Freebird A320 hit by jetbridge at Brussels

Tue Jun 25, 2019 5:43 pm

Correct me if im wrong but it doesn't seem to be lined up with the door, but 2-3 meters aft of it? And I don't think BRU has any double jetways?
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Re: Freebird A320 hit by jetbridge at Brussels

Tue Jun 25, 2019 6:06 pm

northstardc4m wrote:
Correct me if im wrong but it doesn't seem to be lined up with the door, but 2-3 meters aft of it? And I don't think BRU has any double jetways?

The window visible in the pic is the first one aft of the door. Keep in mind that is likely a larger jetway designed for wide body use as well.
 
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Re: Freebird A320 hit by jetbridge at Brussels

Tue Jun 25, 2019 6:15 pm

Given the shape of the tear, it looks as if the A320 was not moving when the fuselage was holed.
 
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Re: Freebird A320 hit by jetbridge at Brussels

Tue Jun 25, 2019 6:30 pm

It’s called being drunk
 
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Re: Freebird A320 hit by jetbridge at Brussels

Tue Jun 25, 2019 7:22 pm

That will buff right out ! Bring me the speed tape !
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Re: Freebird A320 hit by jetbridge at Brussels

Tue Jun 25, 2019 7:34 pm

Aesma wrote:
That will buff right out ! Bring me the speed tape !


Probably a write-off. :duck: :stirthepot:

In all seriousness, this bird has a bit of a colorful history. https://www.airfleets.net/ficheapp/plane-a320-2922.htm
*First flew 5 October 2006 and was delivered on the 27th of that month to Air Deccan as VT-ADR
*Transferred under the same reg to Kingfisher Red 1 Apr 2008. Stored 20 Oct 2012.
*Re-registered as VN-8558 and delivered to Jetstar Pacific 12 December 2012. Then stored Aug-Dec 2018
*Re-registered as TC-FHG and delivered to Freebird on 24 Jan 2019.

So four operators and three registrations for this IAE-powered aircraft. Not that any of this is relevant to the incident at hand, but still an interesting history.
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Re: Freebird A320 hit by jetbridge at Brussels

Tue Jun 25, 2019 7:41 pm

Here we go again. Jetbridge is a company. I believe the correct term is "Loading Bridge"/ "Boarding Bridge".
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Re: Freebird A320 hit by jetbridge at Brussels

Tue Jun 25, 2019 7:57 pm

Is it just me or is it really weird to name an airline after one of the most famous songs by a group who died in a plane crash?
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Re: Freebird A320 hit by jetbridge at Brussels

Tue Jun 25, 2019 8:01 pm

Free Bird! Free Bird! Free Bird!
 
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Re: Freebird A320 hit by jetbridge at Brussels

Tue Jun 25, 2019 9:36 pm

Aesma wrote:
That will buff right out ! Bring me the speed tape !


You beat me to it, :rotfl:
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Re: Freebird A320 hit by jetbridge at Brussels

Tue Jun 25, 2019 10:02 pm

I would not want to be the passengers sitting by the windows.
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Re: Freebird A320 hit by jetbridge at Brussels

Tue Jun 25, 2019 10:06 pm

RightRudder wrote:
Here we go again. Jetbridge is a company. I believe the correct term is "Loading Bridge"/ "Boarding Bridge".

If you want to be nitpicky:
- the company is JetBridge International (with 2 capital letters);
- jet bridge (no capital letters and a space in between) is an acceptable term; so is Jetway, but it's trademarked.
 
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Re: Freebird A320 hit by jetbridge at Brussels

Tue Jun 25, 2019 10:21 pm

That looks like it could be a canopy support arm but I don't see how it would have ended up through the side of the fuselage unless it was already protruding outwards and the operator didn't see it.
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Re: Freebird A320 hit by jetbridge at Brussels

Tue Jun 25, 2019 10:47 pm

northstardc4m wrote:
Correct me if im wrong but it doesn't seem to be lined up with the door, but 2-3 meters aft of it? And I don't think BRU has any double jetways?


Even a triple jetway ;)

And indeed, both narrowbodies and widebodies use the same jetways at BRU.
 
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Re: Freebird A320 hit by jetbridge at Brussels

Thu Jun 27, 2019 12:16 pm

WayexTDI wrote:
RightRudder wrote:
Here we go again. Jetbridge is a company. I believe the correct term is "Loading Bridge"/ "Boarding Bridge".

If you want to be nitpicky:
- the company is JetBridge International (with 2 capital letters);
- jet bridge (no capital letters and a space in between) is an acceptable term; so is Jetway, but it's trademarked.


I think other "Boarding Bridge" companies need Love too.
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