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Oh dear...ground incident at Leicestershire

Old 30th Apr 2019, 10:16
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Oh dear...ground incident at Leicestershire

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-...shire-48104527
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Old 30th Apr 2019, 10:48
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Conditions look horrible
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Old 30th Apr 2019, 11:16
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Central Apron?

I have not been in EMA in LVO, and some time ago now, and I recall it as not the most structured place.
Tight at places.
If parked on remote 20 to 25 and and taxiing eastbound heading for R taxiway, it is tight.
Safety FO on jump seat and a fresh FO on the right , I can see this happen quickly.
Could be other scenario, but LVO and training to me sounds like a bad mix?
I see a new memo in the works.
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Old 30th Apr 2019, 12:41
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From the picture it looks like LVO’s but the vis looks plenty to be able to taxi with ease.
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Old 30th Apr 2019, 12:56
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Photo suggests Jet2 parked on stand 24 and Ryanair behind it, possibly taxiing towards stand 22 (Ryanair seems to be EI-SEV that arrived from STN at the right sort of time according to FR24). The photo puts Ryanair either on the Alpha taxiway - in which case it should not have hit anything - or on the north edge of the main apron where there is insufficient clearance to taxi behind stand 24 when it is occupied despite their being marks on the ground.
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Old 30th Apr 2019, 13:15
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That will do it!
A rather old layout of the apron.
Pablo Picasso might have been involved?
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Old 30th Apr 2019, 18:20
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Amazing that, if correct, the training Captain does not have an idea of the size of his/her aircraft. IMHO their is no excuse. If it looks tight STOP!
Some on here may remember manoeuvring on the OLD apron at GOA. You had to be very aware of your aircraft size there. Ah but I am out of date as it would seem that along with airmanship knowing your aircraft is no longer a requirement.
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Old 30th Apr 2019, 19:21
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Originally Posted by Johnny [email protected] Pants View Post
From the picture it looks like LVO’s but the vis looks plenty to be able to taxi with ease.
Here we go again .. There are too many opinionated "experts" on this site who feel able to leap in and comment without
a) being in possession of all the facts, or
b) actually being there at the time

The visibility in the photo may look "plenty able to taxy with ease" (wonderful expression), however it was obviously taken after the event. There are ground vehicles and a fire services vehicle in place near the aircraft.
You have absolutely no idea how long after the collision the photo was taken. Early morning fog can clear quickly at this time of year, and visibility can improve in minutes.

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Old 30th Apr 2019, 22:08
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None of those reports indicate weather poor enough not to be able to taxi cautiously but competently, the worst it gives is a met vis of 100m but I suspect that was well before this happened.

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Old 30th Apr 2019, 22:34
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Can anyone confirm the taxi speed for Ryanair?
Every time I see them it seems they go way beyond 30kts when taxiing around the airport.
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Old 1st May 2019, 10:05
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Originally Posted by A320ECAM View Post
Can anyone confirm the taxi speed for Ryanair?
Every time I see them it seems they go way beyond 30kts when taxiing around the airport.

30kts is ryr max taxi speed, you will not see lads go quicker, as with ofdm on board that is an automatic letter and telling off
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Old 1st May 2019, 10:19
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Looks like a nice morning for Base Training , Aerodrome Training or whatever it is called these days.

Guess they were planning to position to a more suitable venue after the initial take-off
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Old 1st May 2019, 13:54
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As far as I know they were off to PIK.
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