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    Airfrance jet accident

    check this video out

    BBC News - Air France jet clips small plane at New York airport

    i though accidents like this where not supposed to be able to happen!

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    Quote Originally Posted by glennda View Post
    check this video out

    BBC News - Air France jet clips small plane at New York airport

    i though accidents like this where not supposed to be able to happen!
    Unfortunately we are only human and make mistakes.

    I just hope there where no ground workers working on the Delta Aircraft.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FN-GM View Post
    Unfortunately we are only human and make mistakes.

    I just hope there where no ground workers working on the Delta Aircraft.
    i don't think that jet is on the stand yet its still taxing from the runway after landing - it could have been a big bang if the wing had ruptured as i'm sure it contained a hell of a lot of fuel!

    and yes i know we all make mistakes i do quite alot!

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    When I was watching the video I thought the woman said "Con Air" lol
    Old Nicholas was in trouble again

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZeroHour View Post
    When I was watching the video I thought the woman said "Con Air" lol
    Old Nicholas was in trouble again
    nearly, Comair - its a name Delta use for regional routes its also known as Delta Connection. The aircraft are branded with Delta. That was the operator of the small aircraft.
    Last edited by FN-GM; 12th April 2011 at 07:31 PM.

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    I'm guessing the people in the little plane were a little shook up from that! Not to mention, it shows the power of large jets if it can just spin another plane out the way as if it wasn't really there!

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    Quote Originally Posted by FN-GM View Post
    Com air - its a name Delta use for regional routes its also known as Delta Connection. The aircraft are branded with Delta. That was the operator of the small aircraft.
    Yeh I read the article a bit further but at the time I was confused

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    I must be in a bad mood, but god some people have got an answer for everything....

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    A few pics here of the (top part?) of the winglet embedded in the CRJ: JFK: AF A380 Collided W/ Comair CRJ While Taxiing Civil Aviation Forum | Airliners.net
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    Obviously none of you have ridden in a French Cab in Paris, clearly this is where the pilot gained his experience...

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    That's why you should leave your belt on until you are told it is safe to take it off!

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    Why is that video sped up like something out of a carry on film????

    Oh I know, I giess it makes it look much more dramatic for the beebs "sun" news teams.

    Butuz

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    I doubt that it is. It will have been filmed in NTSC, with what looks like it maybe a security type camera, at low light levels, probably at a low frame rate. I do wonder why the camera pans, unless it was under control of someone who saw what was about to happen.

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    Air France have a terrible safety record for a major airline. Avoid!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrew_C View Post
    That's why you should leave your belt on until you are told it is safe to take it off!
    Oh nothing frustrates me more on planes than idiots getting up when the belt sign is on, or even when the plane has just landed and is taxi-ing. I just want to scream SIDDOWN!!!!!!!

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