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#1 DocM

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Posted 06 January 2018 - 04:41 AM

http://m.dw.com/en/w...port/a-42047008

Westjet, Sunwing planes collide on the ground at Toronto airport

Two planes collided after landing at Toronto Pearson Airport, starting a small fire and forcing all 168 passengers on one of the planes to leave via the emergency slides.

No passengers or crew members were injured, but one member of the emergency services was treated in hospital, officials said late on Friday.

The Boeing 737, operated by Westjet, had landed from Cancun, Mexico, and was waiting to approach the gate, when it was "struck" by a Sunwing plane, Westjet said. No crew or passengers were aboard the Sunwing aircraft, as it was hauled away from the terminal by ground crew.

"Due to the position of the aircraft on the laneway, Westjet guests required evacuation via emergency slide. Emergency crews were on hand and responded immediately," Westjet said in a statement.
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#2 TheBigCat

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Posted 06 January 2018 - 09:40 AM

So...get this clear. Ground monkeys were towing one plane, it hit another which was full of folks just back from sunny Cancun, welcome home. 

Now, I don't know how y'all do it in the civilian world, but...whenever we were moving a bird we had Airedales with whistles stationed strategically to eyeball anything that might get hit. One would hope that having people out there to marshal for the tractor driver is mandatory. 



#3 steve82

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Posted 06 January 2018 - 10:08 AM

Somebody wasn't on the right freq.



#4 Mee_n_Mac

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Posted 06 January 2018 - 11:35 AM

How did such a loser speed collision cause a fire ?

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Posted 06 January 2018 - 12:50 PM

I believe the term is clusterf***. Yup, that'd be it.
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Posted 08 January 2018 - 11:58 AM

Whoever was driving that camera does NOT have a future as a videographer.....

 

As for the fire, there are certainly live electrical circuits in the wingtips, for the marker/position lights.  I don't know either of the two aircraft types, but it is possible the fuel dump vents are in the wingtips, to separate jettisoned fuel from the fuselage and engine exhausts.  If so, the black smoke (carbon; overly-rich combustion) might have been residual fuel burning in ruptured plumbing, ignited by an electrical spark?


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Posted 08 January 2018 - 05:29 PM

Pictures from the pushback plane show tail cone damage.

 

With the APU running,burning  fuel seems to have sprayed the wing of the loaded plane.



#8 Scottb64

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Posted 08 January 2018 - 10:33 PM

Both are 737's the near one looked like a new one.



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Posted 09 January 2018 - 11:03 PM

Somebody wasn't on the right freq.

 

This just means that the procedures to ensure everyone is on the same freq were not followed. 


Have a story to tell because it has a timely ending. Terry, my roommate Howard's friend has been staying on the couch ever since just before New Years while he's getting everything lined up on his new digs. It's a complicated situation with his old place, won't go into it. On Sunday, New Years Eve, another of Howard's friends, Matt, dropped in with a six-pack, gave Terry one, took one for himself, put the rest in the fridge, we all headed out to the foyer, the house smoking area to chat for a bit. Terry somehow set his beer down on something that wasn't stable, it fell over, and then he picked it up wrong-way-round, dumping most of the rest out on the shelf. Nice one...So he got a towel, cleaned up his mess, finished what little was left of the beer and went for another one. Trouble here as well. Somehow as he pulled if from the plastic ring-thingy it his something and got a pin-hole in the middle of the can. Fortunately the fridge is right by the side door so he was able to get it outside without the beer fountain hosing too much down, but he was 0 for 2 and we were having McKenzie Brothers flashbacks. 

We were still laughing about it the next day as we told my little sis. Terry is ex-Army, he said "Hey, now I can put up one of those signs: 1 DAYS INCIDENT FREE"



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Posted 09 January 2018 - 11:50 PM

The day is not over yet!





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