Friday, 10 August 2018

Video of ground collision at Ataturk Airport


Thursday saw another aircraft collision at Istanbul's Ataturk Airport between a departing aircraft and one parked at a departure gate.

A Royal Air Maroc Boeing 787, registration CN-RGT had been pushed back and was given clearance to taxi and was proceeding along when its wing tip struck the rear of a Turkish Airlines Boeing 777 aircraft, registration TC-JJZ.

The two-year-old Royal Air Maroc suffered only minor damage, but the damage to the rear of the Turkish Airlines aircraft that had just come in from New York was more severe. Early indications are the covers as well as the APU was damaged.  A full investigation is underway, however, local media reports are suggesting the Turkish 777 had stopped short of the designated parking line for an aircraft of its size.


The incident bears a striking similarity to a collision between an Asiana Airlines Airbus A330-300 and a Turkish A321 back in May this year.   The Asiana aircraft sliced through the Turkish aircraft's tail fin with dramatic consequences.







The pilots at Royal Air Maroc are continuing with their strike action over pay and conditions which is now into its fourth week. The airline has had to cancel a number of flights daily, as staff walk out, usually it is around 8 to 10 a day, however for tomorrow it appears only four have been axed, so far.

Flight
From
To
Status of disrupted flights on August 11 
AT750
Casablanca
Paris
Canceled*
AT751
Paris
Casablanca
Canceled*
AT992
Casablanca
Madrid
Canceled*
AT993
Madrid
Casablanca
Canceled*


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