Not The Way To Social Distance at Airports

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An investigation has been launched after a collision between two planes on the tarmac at Aberdeen International Airport.

The nose of one of the aircraft ended up wedged under the engine of the other on Tuesday evening, lifting it off the ground.

No passengers were on board the Loganair jet, which was struck by the former Flybe plane.

The Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) has been informed.

No-one was injured in the incident.
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OOOPS!

https://www.eveningexpress.co.uk/fp/new ... n-airport/

CHOCKS, Nah!
BRAKES, Nah!
PERSONNEL, Yeah right!

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Surely the highly skilled ground crew should have put chocks in front of each set of wheels to avoid the aircraft running away after being sat in the same place for 3 months whilst leaking brake pressure?
It's not rocket science, is it?

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Big Eric wrote:
Fri 19 Jun 2020, 7:29 pm
Surely the highly skilled ground crew should have put chocks in front of each set of wheels to avoid the aircraft running away after being sat in the same place for 3 months whilst leaking brake pressure?
It's not rocket science, is it?
Being "highly skilled" ground crew myself, i have to say that might just be a tad harsh on those that more than likely chocked this when it was parked up. A pilot would never take chocks out during his walk round, would they? :innocent:
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Fair play to the person who jumped out then tried to stop the moving aircraft once in full 'flight'.

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Spiny Norman wrote:
Fri 19 Jun 2020, 10:27 pm
Fair play to the person who jumped out then tried to stop the moving aircraft once in full 'flight'.
Sorry, but he's a bit of a muppet. Once an aircraft starts going like that, there's no stopping it apart from applying the brakes. Chocks will only slow it down as it would just jump them.
All he (and the others) have done it put themselves in immense danger. 1 slip/trip whilst doing that, and you'll be flattened.
Best thing you can do is get everyone out of the way!

Note - I know hindsight is wonderful, and all rational thought goes out the window when in a situation such as this.

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ArabJazzie wrote:
Fri 19 Jun 2020, 9:18 pm
A pilot would never take chocks out during his walk round, would they? :innocent:
Reminds me of a time many years ago when I was taking a HS125 trip as a passenger. We had two non-regular crew and the aircraft was parked high side on a gently sloping apron. P1 jumped in the cockpit, P2 did the walkaround and pulled the chocs. Unfortunately it was before brake pressure had been achieved so the aircraft started a slow but purposeful roll down the slope while both crew frantically tried to stop the aircraft. Fortunately there wasn't anything in our path so we came to a halt harmlessly in the soft ground beyond the asphalt.

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ted633 wrote:
Sat 20 Jun 2020, 7:08 am
Spiny Norman wrote:
Fri 19 Jun 2020, 10:27 pm
Fair play to the person who jumped out then tried to stop the moving aircraft once in full 'flight'.
Sorry, but he's a bit of a muppet. Once an aircraft starts going like that, there's no stopping it apart from applying the brakes. Chocks will only slow it down as it would just jump them.
All he (and the others) have done it put themselves in immense danger. 1 slip/trip whilst doing that, and you'll be flattened.
Best thing you can do is get everyone out of the way!

Note - I know hindsight is wonderful, and all rational thought goes out the window when in a situation such as this.
Think it's a bit harsh calling him a muppet. The other fella just scarpered, which is probably the most sensible thing to do but I admire the attempt.

Can't help thinking a big hi-viz jacket in front of the wheel when it was going more slowly might have stopped it.

Very embarrassing no matter what.

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In the days of British Rail ,when there was still EPB rolling stock eg class 400 multiple units ,if the driver forgot to put the manual handbrake on at least one of the units, once the air leaked away the train would( if on a gradient ) start to roll away and wouldn't usually stop until it collided with something,usually the buffer stops ! most embarrassing for the offending driver !
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aceyone wrote:
Sat 20 Jun 2020, 10:43 am
In the days of British Rail ,when there was still EPB rolling stock eg class 400 multiple units ,if the driver forgot to put the manual handbrake on at least one of the units, once the air leaked away the train would( if on a gradient ) start to roll away and wouldn't usually stop until it collided with something,usually the buffer stops ! most embarrassing for the offending driver !
Isn't there a song about that?

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Other airlines would welcome being propped up right now.

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