View Full Version : Alitalia wing ding and the press!

Bob Down
21st Apr 2004, 13:12
Not rumour or news, just an indication of the world we fly in....

A cutting from the report into the Alitalia wing-ding, just to show that passengers can still keep things in perspective:-

One of the passengers, Alberto Statera, who runs Trieste's Il Piccolo newspaper, received an injury to his finger as he slid down the emergency chute.

"It's a scandal, it could have been another Linate," he said, referring to a 2001 runway collision between an airliner and a small plane which killed 118 people at Milan's Linate airport

Litigation, here we go!

21st Apr 2004, 15:36
I can see it now: passenger in paper-cut horror !

Mind you, those friction burns can smart :{

21st Apr 2004, 15:42
"Passenger seconds from death in horrific escape chute disaster" :}

21st Apr 2004, 17:09
Maybe the similitude with LIN accident was not correct, but a truck hitting an aircraft (MD80) while it is taxiing is not exactly paper-cut-horror. Especially when the wing is hit and fuel starts to spread around. They can consider themselves very lucky no one was hurt.

Kalium Chloride
21st Apr 2004, 18:40
A cutting from the report

...just to show that PPRuNers can still remove things from their proper context ;)

23rd Apr 2004, 08:23
Yap. LIN link is definitely exaggerated, but you would not excpect a usual truck collision end up like this, would you?


I'd be scared to the bone sitting in that airplane.

Fly safe,

2mods: Please erase the pic upon first request, if it is found inappropriate.

23rd Apr 2004, 08:30
Flight. Great pic which puts it all into perspective.

23rd Apr 2004, 09:20
Ouch ! That is a bit more than a ding and a hurt finger, isn't it . . .

23rd Apr 2004, 09:40
It would be interesting to know the details of the accident.

Rome (FCO) is notable for the complete disregard of rules and conventions observed by vehicles driving at breakneck speeds around the apron and amongst taxiing aircraft.

It is not until tragedies, such as Linate and to a far lesser extent this collision, occur that well known shortcomings are actually addressed.

23rd Apr 2004, 09:51
Any idea, why I see the link instead the pic itself? Do you? It is hosted like this (http://www.pprune.org/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=117943) and would not display. :confused:

23rd Apr 2004, 19:23

thanks for the picture, very intresting :ok:

23rd Apr 2004, 19:54
Dobry vecer, pane FlightDetent

It is not possible to post pictures on JetBlast