Skip to comments.Holy Cow Update: Video Captures Shock Collision of Jets on JFK Runway
Posted on 04/11/2011 11:58:39 PM PDT by buccaneer81
That was much more than a slight bump! Wow! To be spun around like that, wonder what the passengers on the small plnae were thinking?
I don’t know about the passengers, but you can bet the pilot had a near stroke when his aircraft violently and suddenly changed direction.
“wonder what the passengers on the small plnae were thinking?”
Maybe, “They weren’t kidding when they said to remain in our seats until the plane came to a complete stop!”
(And that ground crew guy must have set a land speed record for a union member with fully-loaded pants.)
I have a bad habit of googling tail numbers of planes I'm about to board. Not long ago, on a flight from Boston to Washington on US Air, while killing time in the departure lounge, I learned that the airplane at the gate had had a mishap a few years ago. It seems an Embraer 180 that was behind it for departure at Reagan National received takeoff clearance first. The Embraer pilot tried to squeeze past my bird, but he misjudged the distance, and their wing-tips crunched. Bad day for the pax on the respective planes! Worse day for the Embraer pilot!
After I boarded, I took a close look out the window at that wing. No trace. I waved to the captain as he walked around, conducting his preflight. He didn't see me.
Uneventful flight. Came in right over the Pentagon.
I wonder who is at fault here, the ground crew, pilots, or tower?
Watch the wingtip of the A380 upon impact.
Hell, I wonder which airline is going to pay for the new underwear of both flight crews?
Don’t know...Probably ground crew, or pilot not paying attention to ground crew.
Watch closer. It appears the smaller aircraft tail struck the A380 wing tip upon impact.
You can see it flex.
Whoops, I misread your post...
I agree, the crews of both aircraft must have freaked..Especially the smaller aircraft.
An understatement for sure.
Thanks for that.
We were just waiting. We were kind of all having a chat saying it was a bit annoying and then suddenly there was this big bang from one side of the plane, Bandy said.
I think it was the tail of the big Air France jet that hit the back of us or something.
The engine of the Air France jet that hit the tail of us and pushed round, and pushed our front end around the other way, Lawton said.
They said their Delta plane actually swerved sideways on impact, but quickly came to a stop.
Just crushing noises, like whoa! It sounded like smashing glass or somethings breaking, Lawton said.
A close look at the video shows it was not the engine of the larger aircraft, but the wing tip, which stuck the tail of the smaller aircraft.
“It appeared that the smaller plane had moved too soon, according to a person familiar with the matter”-—quoted from this article. http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704662604576257702184905170.html
I agree, that is what it looks like to me.