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    BBC News - British Airways Wing Clips South Africa OR Tambo Airport Building

    Link: BBC News - British Airways wing clips S Africa OR Tambo airport building



    ...None of those on board was injured but four ground staff in the building were hurt...

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    Doh!!! they took the wrong taxi way apparently.

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    I think the word 'clips' doesn't quite catch the essence of the incident.

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    I'd call that more than a "clip"!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by AButters View Post
    I'd call that more than a "clip"!!!
    More like a "Trailer" than a clip, half the building is trailing behind :P

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    Must have been using Google Maps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by creese View Post
    Must have been using Google Maps.
    Maybe a Sat Nav ( Tom Tom / Garmin ) that hadn't been updated

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    BBC News - British Airways Wing Clips South Africa OR Tambo Airport Building-bckbx8pciaek1fa.jpg

    The damage to the end of the wing/winglet. (https://twitter.com/starflyergold/st...64951275790336)

    Will be interesting to see what BA do now as they are slowly retiring their 744s and this one wasn't due to go next year (or the year after).
    Last edited by computer_expert; 23rd December 2013 at 01:21 PM.

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    Bit of bumper filler, Halfords primer, back in the sky within the hour.

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    Surprised they didn't take off with it like that... I'm sure there have been flights in the past with worse!

    Just as well it wasn't a dream liner... They would have said their GPS was faulty... or their wings were faulty...

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    Quote Originally Posted by GREED View Post
    Surprised they didn't take off with it like that... I'm sure there have been flights in the past with worse!

    Just as well it wasn't a dream liner... They would have said their GPS was faulty... or their wings were faulty...
    I remember reading an article regarding a Ryan Air flight where the pilots windscreen was coming away from the fuselage so they fixed it with lots of gaffer tape!

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    BBC News - British Airways Wing Clips South Africa OR Tambo Airport Building-article-2052751-0e84ac8f00000578-152_468x463.jpg

    Ryanair plane taped window: Sticky tape came loose in mid-air and flight turned back | Mail Online
    Last edited by Rawns; 23rd December 2013 at 02:28 PM.

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    Could it have been anything else for Ryanair? Hahah

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    Quote Originally Posted by Miscbrah View Post
    Bit of bumper filler, Halfords primer, back in the sky within the hour.
    Now that's just "Winging" it :P

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    Quote Originally Posted by mac_shinobi View Post
    Now that's just "Winging" it :P
    Lame!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by GREED View Post
    Lame!!!
    It's plane to see you're not a fan of puns!

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