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Air Canada A340 and Air Canada Dash 8 collide at YVR (wingtip damaged)

Old 19th Sep 2008, 06:39
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Air Canada A340 and Air Canada Dash 8 collide at YVR (wingtip damaged)

Two planes damaged in contact on YVR runway
More than 300 passengers got close and personal when their airplanes collided at the Vancouver International Airport Thursday afternoon.
An Air Canada Airbus A340 carrying 285 passengers enroute to Hong Kong clipped the tail end of an Air Canada Jazz Dash 8 airplane as it was taxiing down the runway at about 2:30 p.m.
Air Canada spokesperson Angela Mah said both airplanes received minor damage and were being looked at by maintenance.



"We are investigating this incident. It's too early to judge any impact to the aircraft. Our maintenance teams are evaluating the aircraft now as we speak," said Mah.
Air Canada is investigating the collision.
Preliminary reports say the wing of the Airbus clipped the Jazz aircraft as it was turning down the runway.
The Jazz, which was carrying 41 people enroute to Castlegar, was on the runway waiting for clearance to take off.
Bill Yearwood, the Transportation Safety Board regional manager for British Columbia, said it wasn't the first time planes have touched on a Vancouver International Airport runway.
"It doesn't happen very often but it has happened before," said Yearwood, adding he couldn't recall the details on the past similar occurrence.
Yearwood said the TSB will be collecting information and monitoring what Air Canada decides to do to prevent future incidents.
The Castlegar passengers were redeparted Thursday afternoon. Another Air Canada Airbus was being prepared to depart with the Hong Kong-bound passengers Thursday evening.
E-mail reporter Katie Mercer at [email protected]
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not a first at that airport

http://www.pprune.org/rumours-news/1...prang-yvr.html
Mytravel A330 vs AC Dash
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weird, that one was an airbus and a dash8 too.
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Same location

Same two aircraft types, same location. Taxiway tracks into runway at an angle then turns at the Dash 8 location (a taxiway a bit down from the threshold entrance) into a larger bay and the entrance for the full length of 08R. Two Dash 8s holding short on the taxiway as the A340 passed behind them going for the full length. The angle creates a bit of an illusion as a slight turn is made in this area to parallel the runway for the last 150-200 metres.
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Originally Posted by st7860
weird, that one was an airbus and a dash8 too.
And NW has done it to Horizon too (SEA): SEA05LA184A
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