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Air Canada DH3 hit by fuel truck at CYYZ

Old 10th May 2019, 15:10
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Air Canada DH3 hit by fuel truck at CYYZ

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Old 10th May 2019, 16:04
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Reportedly hit more than once, tanker driver charged with dangerous driving. Some crew and pax taken to hospital with minor injuries.
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Old 10th May 2019, 16:09
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Ouch:



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Old 10th May 2019, 19:34
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That'll buff right out....

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Are the prop blades on #1 damaged?
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Old 10th May 2019, 22:27
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Originally Posted by ex-EGLL View Post
Are the prop blades on #1 damaged?
Sure are. As is the underside of the wing and the rear door.
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Hit the front of the ac first, spun it and hit it again!
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Originally Posted by Smythe View Post
Hit the front of the ac first, spun it and hit it again!
Purpeosly?
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Old 11th May 2019, 00:54
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Originally Posted by Smythe View Post
Hit the front of the ac first, spun it and hit it again!

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Purpeosly?
Reports are that it was hit three times......

Normally I would say that the aircraft was probably hit in such a way that it was spun around, and was hit again, and then once more.

But, because they refuse to name the driver of the fuel truck, my imagination is running wild.




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Old 11th May 2019, 06:54
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Those damaged blades are above the level of the tanker. Was that engine running at the time? If so, one very lucky driver.
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Old 11th May 2019, 09:03
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Shocking, though I didn't know Air Canada operated Otters (Somebody edit the thread title please!)
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Old 11th May 2019, 10:29
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Shocking, though I didn't know Air Canada operated Otters (Somebody edit the thread title please!)
It's got Air Canada written on the side of the plane. It's therefore Air Canada, whoever is operating it.
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Old 11th May 2019, 10:50
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More precisely, the Jazz Air DHC 8-300s, of which this is one, are operated for Air Canada Express. A number of them are soon to be retired anyway.
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Old 11th May 2019, 11:40
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The otter reference is to the DH3 in the title. It-s a DH8-3 or DH8C if you want to be partiularly specific
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Old 11th May 2019, 15:58
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Originally Posted by jurassicjockey View Post
The otter reference is to the DH3 in the title. It-s a DH8-3 or DH8C if you want to be partiularly specific
DH3 is the IATA designator for a DHC-8-300, has been for many years. But I suspect the poster who complained knew that.

DH8C is the corresponding ICAO designator. I don't know WTF "DH8-3" is.
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Originally Posted by DaveReidUK View Post
DH3 is the IATA designator for a DHC-8-300, has been for many years. But I suspect the poster who complained knew that.

DH8C is the corresponding ICAO designator. I don't know WTF "DH8-3" is.
That I didn't know! (The DH3 bit - I thought the code referred to a DHC3 - hence the Otter reference!)
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Old 11th May 2019, 18:35
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Am I the only thinking that this incident reads almost like a James Bond episode?
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Old 11th May 2019, 20:21
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Am I the only thinking that this incident reads almost like a James Bond episode?
Same thought here.
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Old 11th May 2019, 22:27
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Do you mean because of "make it look like an accident, 007"?
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