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AIR CHINA ... woops

Old 20th Jun 2019, 12:58
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AIR CHINA ... woops



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Old 20th Jun 2019, 13:05
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That's definitely not a runway excursion. I wonder what happened here.
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Old 20th Jun 2019, 13:12
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Seems like the tug driver had a heart attack. Hope he's gonna be fine.
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Old 20th Jun 2019, 14:07
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Hydraulic (steering) failure of the truck?
CA 966 ?
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Old 20th Jun 2019, 14:17
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Looks to me like the aircraft had a steering problem on the taxiway and turned right onto grass - reason unknown.
The tug is after the event, being attached to nose leg probably to facilitate pushback onto taxiway.
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Tug on grass to push back?
Don't think so, doesn't work IMHO.
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Old 20th Jun 2019, 14:46
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Looks to me like the aircraft had a steering problem on the taxiway and turned right onto grass - reason unknown.
The tug is after the event, being attached to nose leg probably to facilitate pushback onto taxiway.
Absolute rubbish!

Those who know Frankfurt ops will know that, after deplaning its passengers at the terminal, the Air China is towed to a remote parking on the south side. Therefore, a technical problem with the tug or, as already mentioned, that the tug driver became ill.
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Old 20th Jun 2019, 15:03
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CA 965 on tow
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Old 20th Jun 2019, 15:12
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FO: "Captain, this taxiway is very short."
CA: "Yes, but it sure is wide."
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Old 20th Jun 2019, 15:22
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Originally Posted by sixchannel
Looks to me like the aircraft had a steering problem on the taxiway and turned right onto grass - reason unknown.
The tug is after the event, being attached to nose leg probably to facilitate pushback onto taxiway.
Thanks for the LOL sixchannel
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Old 20th Jun 2019, 15:43
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CA965 landed FRA runway 25R at 0629 local and taxied directly to its gate (as seen on FR24 btw). As is normal practice every day, it was then to be towed to a remote parking area on the south side of the airport in order to free the gate. The aircraft was not due to depart again as CA966 until 1355 local. The incident occurred during the towing process. End of!
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Old 20th Jun 2019, 16:54
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Except for operator incapacitation or gross error I don't see how they could have ended up where they did...
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Old 20th Jun 2019, 18:16
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Originally Posted by atakacs
Except for operator incapacitation or gross error I don't see how they could have ended up where they did...
Would the heart attack mentioned in post #3 qualify ?

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So how many weeks of remote stand punishment do they get for this one?
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just imagining the panic of the guy in the cockpit, screaming ... 'get off the grass... man ..!!!'
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Originally Posted by Aelkobi
just imagining the panic of the guy in the cockpit, screaming ... 'get off the grass... man ..!!!'
Which guy in the cockpit?
Just asking...
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Originally Posted by DaveReidUK
Would the heart attack mentioned in post #3 qualify ?
of course
To be honest I thought it was just put forward as an hypothesis.
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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
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Originally Posted by gearlever
Which guy in the cockpit?
Just asking...
Brake man - normal procedure when towing to have somebody in the cockpit to operate brakes
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Originally Posted by Speedywheels


Brake man - normal procedure when towing to have somebody in the cockpit to operate brakes
Towbarless: Single-man aircraft and maintenance towing
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