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Ground collision YMML - Virgin/Jetstar

Old 10th Aug 2013, 02:32
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Melbourne airport Incident

Two aircraft apparently made 'contact' while taxiing at Melbourne Airport this morning. No injuries reported.
https://twitter.com/alexwhitelive/status/365991947275481088
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Old 10th Aug 2013, 04:22
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Ground collision YMML - Virgin/Jetstar

Jetstar, Virgin planes in tarmac bingle at Melbourne Airport

Nobody hurt. Not supposed to happen though....!
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Old 10th Aug 2013, 04:28
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She'll be right mate. That'll buff right out.
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The old "holding short of the bay" trick...

Single-man pushback with one of those remote control thingees?

Jetstar load factor

Virgin Load factor

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Old 10th Aug 2013, 05:38
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Cap'n Bloggs, was actually a tow bar push job
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Old 10th Aug 2013, 05:42
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Charter Plane....what Charter plane?
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Old 10th Aug 2013, 05:52
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A Jetstar statement said its aircraft was stationary when the collision occurred.


Stationary collision, rather unusual...
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Cap'n Bloggs, was actually a tow bar push job
Rojer Falcon.
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Old 10th Aug 2013, 06:17
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Stationary collision, rather unusual...
Not really DD,

I guess it's like backing into a parked car?

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Old 10th Aug 2013, 06:30
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Technically a collision needs two moving objects
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Old 10th Aug 2013, 06:33
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Some more photos of the damage. Including close up of Jetstar APU

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Old 10th Aug 2013, 06:33
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Donk, not quite right, one may be stationary wrt your frame of reference, as the stationary object will still exert an equal and opposite force on the moving object, thus both objects will experience a change in their momentum.

col·li·sion [kuh-lizh-uhn]
noun
1. the act of colliding; a coming violently into contact; crash: the collision of two airplanes.
2. a clash; conflict: a collision of purposes.
3. Physics. the meeting of particles or of bodies in which each exerts a force upon the other, causing the exchange of energy or momentum.
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Do groundstaff get tea and bickies or do they just get bread and water?
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They get promoted to a position with a clipboard and clicky-pen.

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Old 10th Aug 2013, 08:08
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Chickens and Roost springs to mind. No doubt a risk assessment was done and 'statistically, It'll never happen'.
I'd laugh but it's just not funny.
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Old 10th Aug 2013, 08:19
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No doubt a risk assessment was done and 'statistically, It'll never happen'.
Keh? What'll never happen?
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See your from "The Shire", you didn't subsidise you wage as a local on that fantastic reality-drama show of the same name by any chance?

Or possibly a Hobbit with a ring that is precious but has been used by many ....

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$3m collision between Virgin and Jetstar planes at Melbourne Airport blamed on cost cutting | News.com.au

Okay - talk about a fcuk up but what about the journalism?

A380? Come on
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Old 10th Aug 2013, 11:05
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Baggage Handler & Push Back Driver

Thats what you get when you have somebody throwing bags one minute and then pushing back an $85 Million Dollar aircraft (that he has no respect for) the next...
Bring back Engineer only pushbacks.
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Love how the airbus ended up in pieces and the Boeing just had a "scratch".
Says a lot.
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