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The A380 wing strikes again....

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Hi guysI remember the last post here that was about the A380 and the CRJWell it's happened again. This time it has hit a hangar at le bourget. Airbus has cancelled it's display

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Hi guysI remember the last post here that was about the A380 and the CRJWell it's happened again. This time it has hit a hangar at le bourget. Airbus has cancelled it's display
Link or it didnt happen......Regards Luke Stevens

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No word about canceling the display though.Apparently they're going to use a Korean Air-designated aircraft as a substitute during the Paris event.http://www.flightglobal.com/articles/2011/06/20/358346/paris-airbus-to-fly-korean-a380-in-paris-air-show-display.htmlJust wanted to get things straight.But really, why are we discussing this on this forum actually?

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I posted here because the discussions in this forum are normally good, an if the first line was read the collision with the CRJ was discussed here

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Just as a matter of interest, the other one which hit the CRJ and sustained similar damage to the port wingtip - F-HPJD - is now back in service, having been repaired. If this keeps up, they'll be making quick-release fittings for the winglets on A380s :( Al

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Just as a matter of interest, the other one which hit the CRJ and sustained similar damage to the port wingtip - F-HPJD - is now back in service, having been repaired. If this keeps up, they'll be making quick-release fittings for the winglets on A380s :( Al
I actually have a picture on my phone somewhere of the wingtip damage when it struck the CRJ. The kept the plane over by some hangars behind FedEx buildings in JFK. AS I remember, some Airbus expert said that the wingtips on the 380 and a few other aircraft creates a blind spot Raised%20Eyebrow.gif

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Well I am thinking a could pilot the A380 on the ground. The procedure used onboard: Drive around with no concern (after all your the largest bird), wait until you here a thump or grinding noise, apply brakes!

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Well I am thinking a could pilot the A380 on the ground. The procedure used onboard: Drive around with no concern (after all your the largest bird), wait until you here a thump or grinding noise, apply brakes!
Haha. This sounds so true.

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They should have some kind of proximity warning system like in cars. With those annoying *beeps*. Shame she hit the building. I was going to Le Bourget...

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These A380 drivers appear to have the same mentality of those guys who are in the big diesel Ford F-250's.... Just merge onto the highway at will... Everyone will get outta your way!

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Well I am thinking a could pilot the A380 on the ground. The procedure used onboard: Drive around with no concern (after all your the largest bird), wait until you here a thump or grinding noise, apply brakes!
Agreed there lol - What we call at work 'Navigation by crunch'John Ellison

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Maybe they should install cameras in the wingtips of the A380s.But one other question: As far as I know every A380 has a cam on the top of the rudder, but why don't the pilots use it to look around when they're taxying. They can see the wingtips from this cam, can they?

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LOOOOOOOL.Seriously though, why wasn't someone walking with the wingtip?

but why don't the pilots use it to look around when they're taxying.
It was being towed.Best regards,Robin.

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LOOOOOOOL.Seriously though, why wasn't someone walking with the wingtip?
I'm not sure weather this would have avoided the crash. I mean, I as a glider pilot am always walking at the wingtip (though I do it becaue I'm controling the aircraft's direction from there) but I have already smashed the aircraft into the hangar once. If you can make it with an ASK21 you can also do it with an A380^^
It was being towed.Best regards,Robin.
Oh, thanks I didn't know that.

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"While the crew had been informed that the taxiway was clear for the A380, said Airbus, and the aircraft was on the centreline, it hit a building belonging to Aeroports de Paris."Seems for once the fault lies with the controllers rather than the pilots. If you're given a route that is supposedly cleared for your aircraft it seems someone at LeB has some explaining to do...

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I don't think that's necessarily the controller's fault. They are only working with the info that they have. If the survey says it's good enough for an A380, then they trust that it will be. It's not like the controllers go out and measure things themselves. I would be curious if that was the first 380 to go that way as well, cause that could make it more interesting if others had been through there before.

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Seems for once the fault lies with the controllers rather than the pilots. If you're given a route that is supposedly cleared for your aircraft it seems someone at LeB has some explaining to do...
Yes but the final authority over the aircraft in this case would've been the ground crew towing the aircraft since they should've seen everything around them. Ground can give a clearance but it's only their responsibility to make sure you don't hit ground crew or other aircraft or cause some sort of incursion. Not hit a stationary object such as a very large building.

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