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Air India 787 collided with building at ARN

Wed Nov 28, 2018 6:47 pm

According to a Swedish newspaper an arriving Air India Boeing 787 collided with a building at ARN while taxiing to the gate 2 hours ago. The wing reported as stuck in the wall. Passengers evacuated via stairs.

Source in Swedish with a video
 
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Re: Air India 787 collided with building at ARN

Wed Nov 28, 2018 6:52 pm

What an absolute disaster of an airline!
 
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Wed Nov 28, 2018 7:00 pm

I don't see a single lead-in line in this photo which means they had to have been way off the planned lead-in line. It appears it was supposed to be going into F28.

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Wed Nov 28, 2018 7:02 pm

Google translate :rotfl: "The shit wing is stuck in the wall, it does not happen," says a witness.

Side note, wonder if this plane was under tow into the gate? Looks like IF they had wing walkers, someone is going to be looking for a new career. Don't see any taxi lines either. Appears to be a tight spot.
 
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Wed Nov 28, 2018 7:08 pm

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What an absolute disaster of an airline!

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Wed Nov 28, 2018 7:11 pm

SDFguy wrote:
What an absolute disaster of an airline!

May be hold off on blaming the airline until we have the cause at the very least?
 
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Re: Air India 787 collided with building at ARN

Wed Nov 28, 2018 7:13 pm

Let me get the speedtape !

Unless it's a write-off ?
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Re: Air India 787 collided with building at ARN

Wed Nov 28, 2018 7:30 pm

alasizon wrote:
I don't see a single lead-in line in this photo which means they had to have been way off the planned lead-in line. It appears it was supposed to be going into F28.

Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/Nop5oqCRwak


Looks like there's an F28L and an F-28R. The F28L line looks incredibly close to the building, no matter what the aircraft type.
 
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Wed Nov 28, 2018 7:44 pm

I guess I am just more personally interested/surprised that AI even flies to ARN. But yes, most unfortunate incident
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Wed Nov 28, 2018 7:46 pm

Not on tow, 179 pax had to exit the plane via stairs. Guess the pilot didn’t follow the fancy shining lights
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Re: Air India 787 collided with building at ARN

Wed Nov 28, 2018 7:46 pm

The planes for Air India need some extra warning lights: a "wheels crashed into low wall" light and a "wing stuck in the side of IKEA" light.
 
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Re: Air India 787 collided with building at ARN

Wed Nov 28, 2018 7:50 pm

The99Percent wrote:
SDFguy wrote:
What an absolute disaster of an airline!

May be hold off on blaming the airline until we have the cause at the very least?


I agree, Swedish buildings sometimes come round the corner so fast that it's impossible to avoid them. It's not as if Air India has developed a habit of demolishing walls and buildings with its airplanes.
 
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Wed Nov 28, 2018 7:57 pm

Dont you just hate when a building jumps in your way?
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Re: Air India 787 collided with building at ARN

Wed Nov 28, 2018 7:58 pm

LAXdenizen wrote:
alasizon wrote:
I don't see a single lead-in line in this photo which means they had to have been way off the planned lead-in line. It appears it was supposed to be going into F28.

Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/Nop5oqCRwak


Looks like there's an F28L and an F-28R. The F28L line looks incredibly close to the building, no matter what the aircraft type.

Looking at Google Earth's image history, it looks like it was fairly popular with SAS B736's. They even managed to cram a pair on F28L and F28R at the same time at one point.
 
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Re: Air India 787 collided with building at ARN

Wed Nov 28, 2018 8:17 pm

Well done Air India. It’s a wonder how these jokers are still in business.

Ps. So does this mean they have now got two scrap 787’s?
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Wed Nov 28, 2018 8:33 pm

peterinlisbon wrote:
I agree, Swedish buildings sometimes come round the corner so fast that it's impossible to avoid them.

:rotfl:

The crew should be commended. It looks as if it's just the raked tip. They very nearly managed to dodge that rampaging building. :praise:
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Re: Air India 787 collided with building at ARN

Wed Nov 28, 2018 8:54 pm

The99Percent wrote:
SDFguy wrote:
What an absolute disaster of an airline!

May be hold off on blaming the airline until we have the cause at the very least?

I’m sorry but AI just has too many of these kinds of incidents for it to not be airline related. No entity has as much “bad luck” as they do by mistake
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Re: Air India 787 collided with building at ARN

Wed Nov 28, 2018 9:09 pm

It looks like the wing clipped a building? I always follow accidents causing damage to the 787 with interest given it's carbon fiber make up. How will the airline repair the damage, does the fiber construction result in damage that is different than damage to an aluminum wing? I am not an expert by any means, but isn't the leading edge of the wing aluminum? The video doesn't show any damage.
 
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Wed Nov 28, 2018 9:26 pm

Looking at Google Earth's image history, it looks like it was fairly popular with SAS B736's. They even managed to cram a pair on F28L and F28R at the same time at one point.


A pair of B737 would fit on F28L and F30.
Widebodies park on F28R and then F30 is not used.
F28 is the worst gate at ARN, and Swedavia used to put the Malaysian B744 on there, just because they could! It was very hard to push back as it was the end of the cul de sac, and no room to swing around. I often pushed it back all the way past F32 and F36 to the main taxiway.

Wing walkers are never used on arrival at ARN.(except by N registered airlines) If you follow the correct line they are not required.

THat B787 is way off any line. It must have overshot the gate and tried to correct itself. The yellow line you can see is the stand centerline.
 
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Re: Air India 787 collided with building at ARN

Wed Nov 28, 2018 10:34 pm

A bit too soon but that building will be demolished within next few years to extend the terminal.
 
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Wed Nov 28, 2018 10:53 pm

kanye wrote:
A bit too soon but that building will be demolished within next few years to extend the terminal.

They need to put up a marker in the extended terminal to commemorate this horrific event.
 
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Re: Air India 787 collided with building at ARN

Wed Nov 28, 2018 11:11 pm

It doesn't look to be that bad, when you compare it to say the incident with the BA 747 in Johannesburg a few years back.
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Re: Air India 787 collided with building at ARN

Wed Nov 28, 2018 11:45 pm

JAAlbert wrote:
It looks like the wing clipped a building? I always follow accidents causing damage to the 787 with interest given it's carbon fiber make up. How will the airline repair the damage, does the fiber construction result in damage that is different than damage to an aluminum wing? I am not an expert by any means, but isn't the leading edge of the wing aluminum? The video doesn't show any damage.


Hard to tell from the video but it looks like they may have just clipped the raked wingtip. If so, they will remove and replace the raked wingtip. That is not much different than it would be on an aluminum wing.
 
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Re: Air India 787 collided with building at ARN

Thu Nov 29, 2018 2:32 am

I would guess based on google images that the 787 followed the narrow body line into the Gate
 
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Thu Nov 29, 2018 2:41 am

Non event, will buff right out
 
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Thu Nov 29, 2018 3:14 am

Is the building a write-off?
 
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Re: Air India 787 collided with building at ARN

Thu Nov 29, 2018 3:38 am

The99Percent wrote:
SDFguy wrote:
What an absolute disaster of an airline!

May be hold off on blaming the airline until we have the cause at the very least?


Actually the airline itself is a national embarrassment for India. So nothing wrong in stereotyping :stirthepot:
 
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Thu Nov 29, 2018 4:01 am

I mean... this is Boeing’s fault somehow right? ;)
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Thu Nov 29, 2018 4:12 am

SuseJ772 wrote:
I mean... this is Boeing’s fault somehow right? ;)


No doubt. Any building would immediately give way for the magnificent Airbus.
 
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Thu Nov 29, 2018 4:20 am

When BA wiped out a building in CPT with a 744; no one said they were a disaster.

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Thu Nov 29, 2018 4:21 am

The Swedes need to get a breathalyser out pronto. I'm surprised they even realised that the wing had clipped the building wall and did not continue taxiing.
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Re: Air India 787 collided with building at ARN

Thu Nov 29, 2018 4:26 am

jetblueguy22 wrote:
The99Percent wrote:
SDFguy wrote:
What an absolute disaster of an airline!

May be hold off on blaming the airline until we have the cause at the very least?

I’m sorry but AI just has too many of these kinds of incidents for it to not be airline related. No entity has as much “bad luck” as they do by mistake



Maybe you can share examples of AI planes ramming buildings in recent past to further your claims?
 
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Thu Nov 29, 2018 4:50 am

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Passengers evacuated via stairs.


So, they were deplaned and bused to the terminal...
 
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Thu Nov 29, 2018 4:52 am

unnayan wrote:
jetblueguy22 wrote:
The99Percent wrote:
May be hold off on blaming the airline until we have the cause at the very least?

I’m sorry but AI just has too many of these kinds of incidents for it to not be airline related. No entity has as much “bad luck” as they do by mistake



Maybe you can share examples of AI planes ramming buildings in recent past to further your claims?


https://www.flightglobal.com/news/artic ... ik-452626/

And not a collision, but good lord

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Re: Air India 787 collided with building at ARN

Thu Nov 29, 2018 4:57 am

So the passengers which were supposed to go back to India, were they compensated?
 
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Thu Nov 29, 2018 4:59 am

Antarius wrote:
unnayan wrote:
jetblueguy22 wrote:
I’m sorry but AI just has too many of these kinds of incidents for it to not be airline related. No entity has as much “bad luck” as they do by mistake



Maybe you can share examples of AI planes ramming buildings in recent past to further your claims?


https://www.flightglobal.com/news/artic ... ik-452626/

And not a collision, but good lord

https://amp-theguardian-com.cdn.ampproj ... rise-cabin

2nd example is about jet airways and Qatar
 
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Thu Nov 29, 2018 5:01 am

unnayan wrote:

Maybe you can share examples of AI planes ramming buildings in recent past to further your claims?


In the last couple of months we've had an Air India Express plane hitting the airport boundary wall upon take off and an Air India plane landing on an under construction runway in Male.
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Thu Nov 29, 2018 5:12 am

"Flygplan" god I love swedish, it reads like silly english.

Also while I don't think it's a huge deal, I'm always a little sad seeing 787s getting beat up. It's like when you get a new car and that feeling when someone puts that first scratch in it in a parking lot.
 
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Thu Nov 29, 2018 5:13 am

For how often this happens in the industry, I think airliners should have proximity sensors installed on all the tips (nose, elevators, vertical stabilizer, wingtips, jet cowling and nosegear). Considering the birds cost hundreds of millions of dollars and on the other hand, there are proximity sensors in DIY electronics kits that cost $20. So I know an aviation-grade sensor will be much more expensive, but all around, I think they won't add more than $1000 to the cost of an airliner. So why not?

BTW, since video cameras are small enough to fit on phones now, I think there should also be a video feed from all the tips (mentioned above) to the cockpit. For crying out loud, even cars have backup cameras now. I would even make sure that every control surface is visible from a video camera that feeds the cockpit. This would prevent the recent incident where the pilot would bank left and the plane would bank right because the controls had been reversed, because when moving your control surfaces prior to takeoff, you can actually LOOK at them while actuating them, one by one.

Or maybe some or all of this has been done already and I don't know because I'm not a pilot???
 
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Re: Air India 787 collided with building at ARN

Thu Nov 29, 2018 5:21 am

SDFguy wrote:
What an absolute disaster of an airline!

Why is that an "absolute disaster" for the airlines? "Stuff" happens everyday during aircraft ground movements. No one died and the damage should be easily repairable. Something like the recent Lion Air crash is a total disaster for an airlines, not this minor wing tip damage.
 
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Thu Nov 29, 2018 5:24 am

GalaxyFlyer wrote:
When BA wiped out a building in CPT with a 744; no one said they were a disaster.

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It was Johannesburg NOT Cape Town.


It may well have been a mistake made by the pilot of this Air India B788 but if anyone actually reads this thread from the very beginning they will notice that it's filled with the most ridiculous comments and has to be one of the worst that I've read on a.net for a while well at least a few days considering how regular they tend to be on a.net.

We've got a clipped wingtip with some minor damage which can easily be repaired and some are suggesting,

Is the aircraft a write off
Is the building in need of demolishing
Was the aircraft being towed at the time
Air India is a disgrace of an airline
What a total disaster
Comparing the country's of India and Indonesia
Comparing this incident with the recent Lion Air crash
Surprised that Air India actually serves Stockholm
Someone will have to be looking for a new career
Stand looks too small (considering that it's often used by widebodies)

I'm sure that I've missed some and I'm also sure that there will be other equally stupid comments posted after this particular post!
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Thu Nov 29, 2018 6:11 am

SpeckSpot wrote:
For how often this happens in the industry, I think airliners should have proximity sensors installed on all the tips (nose, elevators, vertical stabilizer, wingtips, jet cowling and nosegear). Considering the birds cost hundreds of millions of dollars and on the other hand, there are proximity sensors in DIY electronics kits that cost $20. So I know an aviation-grade sensor will be much more expensive, but all around, I think they won't add more than $1000 to the cost of an airliner. So why not?


True. It feels like this happens almost every few weeks with airlines around the world . In think the worst was the one in Turkey where an 321 was sliced. Compared to that this looks minor, lol.

And AI are unlucky. Poor them. So many incidents to tarnish the already battered airline.
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So no wonder. No quality when regards to hiring. I hear it's a similar case with Vietnam Airlines, in regards to nepotism and favouritism.
Other private airlines are much better in the country (India). Where they have a more stringent selection for flight crew members.
 
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Thu Nov 29, 2018 6:33 am

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Re: Air India 787 collided with building at ARN

Thu Nov 29, 2018 8:29 am

I believe its the building not too far from the SG A350 wingtip in this Google maps picture. Looking at the video, it gives the impression they followed the wrong line to F28L, realised their mistake and tried to get to F28R themselves instead of requesting a tow truck?
 
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Thu Nov 29, 2018 8:33 am

TWA772LR wrote:
Dont you just hate when a building jumps in your way?

absolutely annoying thing!
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Thu Nov 29, 2018 9:16 am

SpeckSpot wrote:
For how often this happens in the industry, I think airliners should have proximity sensors installed on all the tips (nose, elevators, vertical stabilizer, wingtips, jet cowling and nosegear). Considering the birds cost hundreds of millions of dollars and on the other hand, there are proximity sensors in DIY electronics kits that cost $20. So I know an aviation-grade sensor will be much more expensive, but all around, I think they won't add more than $1000 to the cost of an airliner. So why not?

BTW, since video cameras are small enough to fit on phones now, I think there should also be a video feed from all the tips (mentioned above) to the cockpit. For crying out loud, even cars have backup cameras now. I would even make sure that every control surface is visible from a video camera that feeds the cockpit. This would prevent the recent incident where the pilot would bank left and the plane would bank right because the controls had been reversed, because when moving your control surfaces prior to takeoff, you can actually LOOK at them while actuating them, one by one.

Or maybe some or all of this has been done already and I don't know because I'm not a pilot???


I can assure such upgrade will never be sold 1000usd by the manufacturers, we can easily add 2 zeros... And that's not considering the manhours to install it.
Anyway, it still be cheaper than to repair or overhaul a structural part, I agree.

Technically I don't know if it's feasible to have such sensors for aircrafts considering the speed of the aircraft on the ground and its size. These two elements combined will require that the sensors have a large distance of sensibility (such as 5-10 meters horizontal distance), that clearly not the 50cm sensibility of our cars sensors...

Regarding the cameras, I'm not fan of the idea. Pilots have already much to do and control on the flightdesk. Automatic ground guidance has been developed to help pilots for this specific need, I think it should be improved
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Re: Air India 787 collided with building at ARN

Thu Nov 29, 2018 10:20 am

The title of this thread should be changed. It's not like they nose-dived into the wall. Barely 1m near the left wing tip is affected.
 
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Thu Nov 29, 2018 11:18 am

stl07 wrote:
Antarius wrote:
unnayan wrote:


Maybe you can share examples of AI planes ramming buildings in recent past to further your claims?


https://www.flightglobal.com/news/artic ... ik-452626/

And not a collision, but good lord

https://amp-theguardian-com.cdn.ampproj ... rise-cabin

2nd example is about jet airways and Qatar


Even AI Express operates on separate AOC from mainline.
 
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Thu Nov 29, 2018 11:48 am

SDFguy wrote:
What an absolute disaster of an airline!

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Re: Air India 787 collided with building at ARN

Thu Nov 29, 2018 12:05 pm

Many years ago a Pilgrim Arlines Twotter clipped a jetway at YUL. After a roll of duct tape and making sure the few of thus that were about to board got well lubed at the bar (on the pilot's Credit card) we flew home to BDL. First officer would shine a light on the tape every few minutes when airborne. At customs at BDL some wag suggested that they had to declare "1 roll of duct tape" as a purchase!

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