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AIR CHINA ... woops

Old 21st Jun 2019, 10:40
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anybody got any pix to show the tug track off the hard stuff into the grass? seems like it would have taken a a rather long reaction time
Not entirely sure what you mean. Note that FRA use advanced equipment (which do not require any "brakeman" on the FD for these long distance tows. If you witness them (as I have) they travel at a fair rate of knots on the taxiways clear of the ramp areas. Therefore, if the driver became ill and went off piste the tug would roll for an appreciable distance. For info: the outbound flight, which was due to depart some 7 hours after the incident, was cancelled. Perhaps the aircraft incurred some damage too.
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Old 21st Jun 2019, 10:42
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Originally Posted by Speedywheels

Brake man - normal procedure when towing to have somebody in the cockpit to operate brakes
Not with a TBL it's not, at least not my neck of the woods. Push-backs are also performed with just one guy in a TBL, with a bluetooth headset connected to wirelessly to the flight deck.
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Old 21st Jun 2019, 14:26
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Only in Europe. In China it is not allowed to walk on the grass, let alone park aircraft.
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Old 21st Jun 2019, 18:59
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Apparently Sebastian Vettel was driving. :-)
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Old 21st Jun 2019, 19:30
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Originally Posted by dufc
Apparently Sebastian Vettel was driving. :-)
No. He is currently at Circuit Paul Ricard in Le Castellet .
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