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Old 7th Aug 2022, 10:49
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Qatar Airways Cargo 777 damages its right wing

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Oops forgot to fold the wingtips.

More seriously wasn't anywhere close. Wonder how they got it that wrong 🤔
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Old 7th Aug 2022, 12:20
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They are on BB2. Must have missed the turn down to U and thought they could skip straight onto Z. They have ended up in the Regional Jet parking apron with a taxiway wingspan max of 36m. Tad shy of the 65m needed to get down there.
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They are on BB2. Must have missed the turn down to U and thought they could skip straight onto Z. They have ended up in the Regional Jet parking apron with a taxiway wingspan max of 36m. Tad shy of the 65m needed to get down there.
Well they just followed ATC instruction perfectly
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Well they just followed ATC instruction perfectly
Interesting - so they were routed to an innapropriate taxiway ?
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Old 7th Aug 2022, 19:54
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Oh oh,... I took a second look and now I see that the lamp post will need to be replaced!
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Old 7th Aug 2022, 21:47
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Qatar cargo ooops at Chicago

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https://aviation-safety.net/wikibase/281206
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Old 7th Aug 2022, 22:02
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No matter what ATC cleared the crew fo do, the crew could not judge that? Thats is not clipping the wing tip!
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Old 8th Aug 2022, 08:35
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If only obstacles like that could be fitted with some sort of illuminated beacon...🙂
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Old 8th Aug 2022, 19:17
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according to an article from 'liveandletsfly' all four pilots on board the aircraft have been fired.
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Old 9th Aug 2022, 10:28
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Originally Posted by SkyHawk6E View Post
according to an article from 'liveandletsfly' all four pilots on board the aircraft have been fired.
The is the expat risk. With 2 sets of crew onboard all in the cockpit then all are liable for anything that goes wrong. In this case a taxiing down a Max 36 wingspan taxiway should have been picked up by someone... Clearly it wasn't.
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Note to those scrambling to join Qatar…in the Middle East you are only as good as your last sector. ( Even if on that sector you are in the back seats.)
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Looking at Google Earth, the taxiway doesn't seem to have any paintwork listing the wingspan limits - These seem to appear (very usefully!) in some places (for an example you could check EHAM ramp here). Simple, cheap, effective...
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Originally Posted by Cough View Post
Looking at Google Earth, the taxiway doesn't seem to have any paintwork listing the wingspan limits - These seem to appear (very usefully!) in some places (for an example you could check EHAM ramp here). Simple, cheap, effective...
Ball note #13 on the airport diagram chart. No other reference that I can find.
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Old 13th Aug 2022, 10:18
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were only two in the cockpit. Atlanta Chicago is not a long flight. I don't know if was any dead heading crew. Even if was any why to fire them. It's not reasonable. I am not sure the article is correct
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Even if was any why to fire them.
SOP I'm afraid
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were only two in the cockpit. Atlanta Chicago is not a long flight. I don't know if was any dead heading crew. Even if was any why to fire them. It's not reasonable. I am not sure the article is correct
just 2 crew and no deadheading
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QR Fires All 4 Pilots!


ORD is a jungle, even for this former United pilot!
l have a bad feeling these poor bastards flew all the way from Doha to Atlanta and then Chicago?
Talking about being so fatigued, you turn into a taxiway not authorized for your aircraft and perhaps with some help from a sleepy Ground Controller you find that damn light pole that jumps in front of you out of nowhere and wrap your wing around it!
l have no idea what happened nor l want blame anyone without knowing al the facts. But for QR to fire these guys on the spot, without any investigation is petty shitty, l think.
l trained a couple of QR 777 crews when they first got them and a little familiar with their “off with their heads” culture. Those of you on Linkdin may want to have some fun finding my post about this, and the beatings l received from non pilots and obviously QR shills for suggesting fatigue may have been a part in this unfortunate incident.
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No matter what ATC cleared the crew fo do, the crew could not judge that? Thats is not clipping the wing tip!

You can’t see the wingtip from the flight deck of a 777
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