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Oops! AAL B738 hits light pole at DFW

Old 1st Jun 2021, 08:47
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Oops! AAL B738 hits light pole at DFW

Sorry, for some reason the link isn't showing. Trying to work on it.

Edit: Unable to link the video. Incident occurred May 28th. Maybe someone else (more savvy than myself) can submit a link.

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Old 1st Jun 2021, 09:55
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Old 1st Jun 2021, 10:32
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Thank you sleeper.
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Old 1st Jun 2021, 11:49
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"Cowboys" or red-necks! either way just follow the taxi lines, mind you BA did it in a 74 at Joberg, hit a building I recall
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Old 1st Jun 2021, 11:52
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So where were the taxiway markings he should have been following ?
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Old 1st Jun 2021, 12:41
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In fairness I think the BA 74 took a wrong turn onto a taxiway not intended for jumbos and it was dark. In this episode it was daylight, nothing on the right to prevent giving the lamp post a safer margin, the obstruction was on the captain's side and it wasn't a case of just clipping it either. Inexcusable!
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Old 1st Jun 2021, 15:21
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The BA Joburg pilot had no real chance of avoiding the incident, He was given an unfamiliar taxiway which had faulty lights. The taxiway took a left turn but the centre lights at the turn were out so he just went straight on towards a maintenance facility with limited clearance.
The SACAA gave the airport ground maintenance system a very severe hard time for their failings.

The accident report made interesting reading. The pilot got some nice biscuits with his coffee at the subsequent meeting <B-).
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Old 1st Jun 2021, 16:07
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So is this the beginning of a rise in incidents/occurrences post COVID slowdown?
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Old 2nd Jun 2021, 01:44
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Not even close to missing it, this was a big misjudgement. Still I wouldn't bet my house that I couldn't do something similar :-/ I can't see any obvious taxiway markings there?
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Old 2nd Jun 2021, 05:55
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Pilot taxiing must have recently transferred from the Starfighter.
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Old 2nd Jun 2021, 06:11
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Old 2nd Jun 2021, 06:58
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See my observations were deleted. Only two 747s have taken that wrong taxiway in Joburg. The previous one just happened to be BA as well. Would that just happen to be a coincidence? IIRC the BA airport chart had a warning on it.
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Old 2nd Jun 2021, 07:01
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"Not even close to missing it, this was a big misjudgement. Still I wouldn't bet my house that I couldn't do something similar :-/ I can't see any obvious taxiway markings there?"




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Old 2nd Jun 2021, 07:44
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There is nothing more humiliating than bending an aircraft while taxiing.
Cold tea and bickies and a very unhappy Chief Pilot.
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Old 2nd Jun 2021, 07:58
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Why is this confusing line needed at all?
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All aviators will be so sad watching this clip.
It's just lazy dumb ass complacency driving around like that.
Definitely change of seats at a minimum
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Old 2nd Jun 2021, 10:02
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I can see what caused the confusion. Yes there is a colour difference with the lines but not much. With them being faded and possible cockpit distractions the possibility to err is there. I would like to know from which gate they were pushed back and the exact position they were pushed back to.
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Old 2nd Jun 2021, 10:33
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Likewise. I'm looking on Google Earth and agree the taxiway lines at DFW aren't exactly pristine. Furthermore, there's a plethora of other lines around the place ... DaveReidUK's image upthread seems to me to show a track plot where the Captain picked up an Edge marking instead of a Centreline. And what, please, is that dashed black/yellow line that lies across the intended path of the aircraft? Another visual distraction?

Edit: FR24 shows the location. A 2-aircraft remote stand opposite A-29 at Terminal A.
https://www.flightradar24.com/data/a...834nn#27dc750d

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