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airblue
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Volare A332 Damaged In FCO

Wed Oct 09, 2002 12:17 am

ROME - Alarm to Fiumicino yesterday night when 103 passengers who dreamed a comfortable vacation to the Maldives islands, had to evacuate from a new Airbus 330/200 (flight PE 7148, operated by Volare Airlines, but with Air Europe flight code).

Reason: the aircraft, after it landed in Rome FCO airport from Milan Malpensa for a short stop to embark some Roman passengers, while in order to attack to the finger, it had hit with a motor against the same structure.
It seemed a typical airport ground incident at first.
But after a while the police discovered that the man, who was driving the plane from the ground, wasn't an ADR handling (Rome airport company) employee.
From the cockpit the pilots listened this sentence from the unknown man:

"I'm sorry, you come too much ahead".

Then he disappeared.

Result: a new A332 damaged for 5m of Euro.
 
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RE: Volare A332 Damaged In FCO

Wed Oct 09, 2002 12:30 am

You mean when they were about to dock with the airbridge or what? "attack the finger" . . . ?
That's airport security in Italy...
 
airblue
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RE: Volare A332 Damaged In FCO

Wed Oct 09, 2002 1:12 am

Yes, I mean when they were about to dock with the airbridge.

Not really a good news for airport security.
 
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RE: Volare A332 Damaged In FCO

Wed Oct 09, 2002 6:43 am

Sad ay in Sweden for those who lost friends/loved ones etc.
It´s 1 year ago today.
Talking about the Linatecrash in Milan.....a MD-83 (?) had rammed
some smaller a/c on runway due to fog, and those blind italianos
didn´t see it....... SCANDAL, and they STILL havn´t done anything
about the airground-radar  Pissed
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RE: Volare A332 Damaged In FCO

Wed Oct 09, 2002 6:59 am

What is the source of this message?
While docking-in, there is no audiocontact with a man on the ground whatsoever.
Only lights,marshallers,groundstripes.
Maybe he marshalled-in the airplane, talked to the pilots, and than ran away.

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