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Royal Air Maroc 787 Clips Wing Against Turkish Airlines 777 (+Video)

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A Royal Air Maroc Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner has impacted its right wingtip against the tail of a Turkish Airlines 777-300(ER) at Istanbul-Ataturk International Airport. The Triple-Seven aircraft suffered significant damage on the lower portion of the APU’s casing, as shown by pictures taken by Airporthaber in Istanbul. A video shows how the speeding Dreamliner clips its right wing against the 777’s tail, sending debris along the tarmac. This is the second wing-clipping incident that Turkish… (airwaysmag.com) More...

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williambaker08
william baker 2
What is this like the 6th or 7th issue of wings clipping each other on the ground this year???
picturetaker
I know right? You would think that ATC or the ground crew would have their eyes open.
williambaker08
william baker 3
I think they need to put cameras in the wing tips as well. It won’t fix a issue if your not looking st the monitor for them but it’s a start to resolve the issue.
bentwing60
bentwing60 5
The taxi speed is excessive, which means that other SOP's are probably being ignored and on crowded ramps the result is inevitable. Cameras are another distraction on a busy ramp. ATC has No role in this Christian.
bentwing60
bentwing60 1
Once upon a time airplanes didn't have winglets, and the big one went over the little one. No Mas.
sgbelverta
sharon bias 1
Don't some of the Gulfstream's have winglets? I wouldn't call them big aircraft.
sgbelverta
sharon bias 0
Don't some of the Gulfstream's have winglets? They aren't big planes
williambaker08
william baker 0
Well this is true yes. But as aircraft get bigger they get heavier so they sit lower to the ground as well.
bentwing60
bentwing60 0
comments don't get much dumber than this.
williambaker08
william baker 0
And this folks is why we all can’t get along! Didn’t your mommy every tell you that if you don’t have anything good to say don’t say anything at all lol.
sgbelverta
sharon bias 0
Don't some of the Gulfstream's have winglets? I wouldn't call them big aircraft
sgbelverta
sharon bias 0
Don't some of the Gulfstream's have winglets? I wouldn't call them big aircraft.
sgbelverta
sharon bias 0
Don't some of the Gulfstream's have winglets? I wouldn't call them big aircraft.
khaiduk
Kevin Haiduk 1
I guess the APU was running which warranted the hose down?
sgbelverta
sharon bias 1
The video shows it all. Too fast near the terminal ramps. You can see the ground crew trying to dodge flying parts.

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