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28th Mar 2018, 07:07
during pushback, a Germania 737 struck an ELAL 767 at TLV resulting in heavy damage to the 737. No injuries reported.


28th Mar 2018, 08:23
Plane collision at Ben Gurion Airport

German plane backs up into El Al passenger jet on tarmac at Ben Gurion Airport.

Israelís Ben Gurion International Airport was the scene of an aircraft collision Wednesday morning, when two planes backed into one another on the tarmac.

The incident occurred when a Boeing 737 operated by Germania Airlines which had been scheduled to take off for Berlin backed out from the terminal to taxi out to the runway.
read more:
Plane collision at Ben Gurion Airport - Israel National News (http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/243727)

28th Mar 2018, 09:39
Both ACs were full of pax...
Good nobody injured.

28th Mar 2018, 10:13
Video of them being pulled apart


Pilot DAR
28th Mar 2018, 14:12
When we had tug caused aircraft damage during a pushback a couple of years back, the airport authority came good for a large part of the damage cost. There were musings that in addition to two wing walkers we assigned, we should have assigned a tug walker too. I suggested that there would then be risk of the tug walker getting run over!

28th Mar 2018, 14:27
Shouldn't it read "was backed into" rather than "backed into"?

28th Mar 2018, 15:00
Is it an easy fix to replace the tail fin?


Perhaps El Al will help. :O

Pilot DAR
28th Mar 2018, 15:06
Perhaps El Al will help. :O


28th Mar 2018, 15:40
The fin may be relatively easy to replace (when they find one!) but the attachment points might be a tad stress loaded! :}

28th Mar 2018, 19:07
bad news for germania for the start of the summer season but they are in the right place
bedek IAI can prob fit them in for a quick tail change

29th Mar 2018, 00:37
look to be that El Al backed into rather than was backed into

29th Mar 2018, 01:40
I wonder if we should leave a JAL or China Airlines shoddy repair warning comment for PPRuNe readers circa 2038(???)

29th Mar 2018, 06:39
look to be that El Al backed into rather than was backed into

According to The Times of Israel, the El Al 767 had pushed back and was stationary when the Germania 737 was pushed into it.

That's consistent with the photos. I would expect a different pattern of damage had the 737 been stationary and hit sideways by the 767 moving backwards.

German plane collides with El Al jet on Tel Aviv tarmac; no injuries (https://www.timesofisrael.com/german-plane-collides-with-el-al-jet-on-tel-aviv-tarmac-no-injuries/)

29th Mar 2018, 23:41
Meanwhile in Mexico...Mating Season;)

29th Mar 2018, 23:58
Looks the other way to me.