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BA 350/EK 777 Collide

Old 14th Apr 2020, 09:43
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BA 350/EK 777 Collide







Any idea of date and circumstances?
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Old 14th Apr 2020, 10:44
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Originally Posted by A320LGW View Post
Any idea of date and circumstances?
Tug's connected so looks like a pushback incident. Looks like the A380 is parked behind its line so assume the A350 was pushed back incorrectly/too far.
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Old 14th Apr 2020, 10:57
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BA and Virgin still flying away!

How come BA are still flying to all these places especially USA? Flight to Lima launched off this morning? Are they just flying freight or are they still rescuing "expats" or confused travelers that are just realizing the magnitude of this virus?

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Originally Posted by giggitygiggity View Post
Tug's connected so looks like a pushback incident. Looks like the A380 is parked behind its line so assume the A350 was pushed back incorrectly/too far.

BA is an A350
EK is a 777....
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Old 14th Apr 2020, 11:21
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Originally Posted by launchpat View Post
How come BA are still flying to all these places especially USA? Flight to Lima launched off this morning? Are they just flying freight or are they still rescuing "expats" or confused travelers that are just realizing the magnitude of this virus?
Yes mostly rapatriation and freight.
​​​There is still some very minimal pax activity but almost nil.

As for the incident reported here where did it happen?!
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Old 14th Apr 2020, 11:21
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With all those EK aircraft lined up it looks like Dubai.
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Old 14th Apr 2020, 11:33
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Pushback crew strike again. Poor lookout on their part.

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Old 14th Apr 2020, 11:40
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Originally Posted by atakacs View Post
Yes mostly rapatriation and freight.
​​​There is still some very minimal pax activity but almost nil.

As for the incident reported here where did it happen?!


It was freight only!

Dubai Airport

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Old 14th Apr 2020, 11:45
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Originally Posted by launchpat View Post
So what is going on here? BA295 has just launched off over our houses, a BA 777 going to Chicago O Hare but is shown on BA website as cax or non existent????
itís a freight-only flight. Most of them are flying with passenger flight numbers rather than adding the customary ĎFí suffix to the callsign. However in the systems, itíll be listed as BA295F in your example.

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So, in the composite vs aluminium debate do we declare that a tie? Or do we need to see which flies first?
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Old 14th Apr 2020, 12:44
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Originally Posted by krismiler View Post
With all those EK aircraft lined up it looks like Dubai.
Article reported in Simple Flying:
https://simpleflying.com/british-air...350-collision/
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Old 14th Apr 2020, 13:07
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No great problem for EK - they have plenty of other 777's sitting around doing nowt..
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Old 14th Apr 2020, 14:53
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A touch ironic. With over 80% of the worlds fleet grounded. Two that arenít manage an unauthorised coming together.
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Old 14th Apr 2020, 15:32
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Friend hoping to be repatriated from Lima tomorrow
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Old 14th Apr 2020, 16:13
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Originally Posted by champair79 View Post
it’s a freight-only flight. Most of them are flying with passenger flight numbers rather than adding the customary ‘F’ suffix to the callsign. However in the systems, it’ll be listed as BA295F in your example.

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A number of BA's remaining flights are indeed operating with an F suffix (BA027F, BA099F, etc). So far, the BA295 and the corresponding return flight BA294 are operating without that suffix.
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Old 14th Apr 2020, 16:34
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Originally Posted by DaveReidUK View Post
A number of BA's remaining flights are indeed operating with an F suffix (BA027F, BA099F, etc). So far, the BA295 and the corresponding return flight BA294 are operating without that suffix.
In our company at least, an F-suffix indicates a ferry flight, so cargo nor pax on board, which makes a difference in traffic rights etc.
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Old 14th Apr 2020, 16:59
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In BA at least, the following apply.

C - Charter
E - Engineering
F - Freighter
P - Positioning (ferry flight)
T - Training

There might be a few I’ve missed out but that covers most of it. Often you won’t see these suffixes in the flight’s callsign though, just in the backend systems.

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Old 14th Apr 2020, 17:04
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Originally Posted by DaveReidUK View Post
ASo far, the BA295 and the corresponding return flight BA294 are operating without that suffix.
Itís got an F suffix according to FICO. On FR24 for example, it will show it without the suffix.
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Old 14th Apr 2020, 17:41
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A common convention with international carriers is that 9000-series flight numbers often mean no pax, i.e. a ferry or cargo flight.
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Old 14th Apr 2020, 18:21
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Feel for the skipper involved, an absolute top top bloke. Not that it was in any way his fault.
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