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Miami Dolphins plane clips another at Dallas airport

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An American Airlines charter plane carrying the Miami Dolphins home from a losing 30-13 game against the Dallas Cowboys clipped the tail of a parked plane at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport early Thursday morning, forcing both planes out of service and prolonging the team's return (www.cnn.com) More...

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mikeb5618
Mike Barbato 8
"That was the biggest hit the Dolphins had all night," one commenter noted.

Nice
mattnyc
Matt Molnar 6
(Duplicate Squawk Submitted)

Miami Dolphins Charter Plane Clips Tail of American Jet in Dallas

While clipping is a 15 yard penalty in the NFL, in the airline biz it often costs someone their job.

http://www.nycaviation.com/2012/08/miami-dolphins-charter-plane-clips-tail-of-american-jet-in-dallas/
sparkie624
sparkie624 2
Ground Damage... Pretty Common... that is what you get when you hire cheap labor. When they had Mechanics doing push backs you never heard of this kind of damage... But now, the ground ops people are not nearly as careful. It is a trend that is going to continue to happen.
THRUSTT
THRUSTT 2
That's BS, back in the 80's I worked for CO at EWR. We weren't mechanics, and myself and the rest in my zone never banged an airplane.
How bout those mechanics doing ground runs with the squat switch disabled, taking out the terminal??? Blame the individual, not the group...
preacher1
preacher1 1
Dang, you gettin grumpy in your old age. Oh hell, I forgot, you're a pilot too and can get away with it.lol
THRUSTT
THRUSTT 1
I'm still a youth Preacherman
preacher1
preacher1 1
I ain't gonna tell you what I was doing in the 80's but it wasn't poundin ground.lol
THRUSTT
THRUSTT 1
sparkie624
sparkie624 2
All that I am saying is that there is MORE ground damage now with Rampers that their were when Mechanics were doing the Pushbacks. It still happened, but not nearly as often.
THRUSTT
THRUSTT 1
Fair enough...
preacher1
preacher1 1
no, son.lol
THRUSTT
THRUSTT 1
You and I were talking about Rick James and Mary Janes a while back, so I just assumed you were raising hell back in the 80's...
preacher1
preacher1 1
My hell raisin was in the late 60's/early 70's. I was married and working for a living in the 80's.lol
jkudlick
Heh - I bet Dan Snyder will pay off a few ground crews at BWI, DCA, and IAD just to keep the first team the 'Skins beat in town so they can have a decent home record.
jhakunti
i don't know why i assumed they all flew on the BBJ with the dolphin's logo painted on the tail.
preacher1
preacher1 2
Does kinda make you wonder though.
evbutler
Ev Butler -7
Matt, your article gave good details. Much better than the Flightaware artilce.
evbutler
Ev Butler -8
What type equipment was this? I hate to read an article that gives no info except two aircraft touched at DFW. When I read an article, I want, who, what, when, where, why, and how. Very easy to say, if the types are correct: a Embraer 170 clipped a 744due to pushback error. It occurred Thursday morning.

I'm a stickler for details and brevity. I small paragraph could have given the whole story, every detail.
THRUSTT
THRUSTT 6
Well, if you read the article and didn't get worked up, you would see thyat FA's link said it was a 76 and an 80...
preacher1
preacher1 4
Seems to me the FA article had as much if not more info in it as the other one.