AF A-380 hits tail of DL 6293 (Comair) @ JFK tonight

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  1. craz
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    At least they kept it within Skyteam
     
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    Hate it when the big bullies (A380) pick on the little guy (CR7).
     
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    nice job as usual france......
     
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    AF shouldn't pick on its little teammates. The A380 should have attacked someone else's RJ, or at least find a CRJ-200 without FC to mess with.

    Seriously, this sounds scary for the folks in the CRJ-700, less so (the collision barely noticeable?) to those in the A380, although I assume the flight was cancelled for today. OTOH, I'd have mixed feelings about using the emergency slide from the upper deck of an A380; it's a long way down and I feel brave about having done it during RWT.
     
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    That'll buff right out...
     
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    On the contrary, there's no way such a mass difference would result in a "barely noticeable" hit, regardless of the speed. The passengers said that the RJ got pushed around, with the nose ending up facing a different direction.
     
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    Looking at the video it looks like it was a pretty serious hit... anybody not strapped down in the RJ would have probably been knocked about quite a bit.

    http://youtu.be/fMKGv3KFqKo
     
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    Anyone who has ever taken their seatbelt off while still taxiing to the gate (thinking "we're on the ground now, what could happen?") should watch this video!
     
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    Whoever was pilot in command on AF is going to have some explaining to do to theAF chief pilot and the FAA accident investigators?
    I don't know about civil aviation but I have seen military careers come screeching to a halt after causing an accident.
     
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    If AF allows this pilot to fly their A380, he must be considered one of their very best, or at least most experienced.
     
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    Check out the video. looks like at least a 90 degree direction change. Would have been a rough ride on board the CRJ
     
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    I don't understand your reasoning. The difference in mass of the two planes (assuming that both wee moving slowly and at roughly the same speeds, so that the force would be proportional to mass) is why I said that the people on the AF A380 might not have felt much.
     
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    At least everyone was safe!
     
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    Original amateur video from flightglobal.com
     
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    I'm seeing a few forum posts claiming the RJ had very significant damage, as in the wing separating from the fuselage a bit. Anyone here in the know?
     
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    The video that gargoyle posted above shows it being spun around, but it's hard to see the area where I would expect to find the most damage.

    I wonder whether a rule similar to "it's your fault if you hit a parked car" applies to pilots.
     
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    Even the best have bad days..... ;)
     
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    My fault, I looked at your post and thought you said the RJ would feel nothing. Of course the guys in the A380 probably didn't feel a thing, that was what I was trying to say as well.
     
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    The passengers in the RJ experienced a pretty bad whack, but it seems that miraculously they were still seated with seat belts on and overhead bins closed. I don't think even minor injuries were reported.

    This incident is making me rethink my usual practice of leaning forward (with seatbelt fastened) to retrieve and organize the stuff under the seat in front of me as we taxi to the gate. It would be easy to get a head bump and bruises if the plane had a collision with another aircraft.
     
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    Anyone want to make a poll on how soon the first pax lawsuit gets filed?
    Today is Tue., will they be able to file before Friday?
     
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    I'll admit that I'm one of those people that unbuckle, even if I don't get up. I would have been on the pilot's lap if that batman happened to my flight. :)
     

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