KLM 747 and 787 clip wings on 13 Feb

Old Feb 13, 19, 3:12 am
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KLM 747 and 787 clip wings on 13 Feb

https://www.nu.nl/binnenland/5740272...et-taxien.html

Nasty.. Anyone know which flight numbers/planes these are?



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Old Feb 13, 19, 3:17 am
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Found one of them, the 787-9: KL623 AMS>ATL
13 Feb 2019 Amsterdam (AMS) Atlanta (ATL) B789 (PH-BHA) — 09:35 — 13:15 Canceled

Edit:
Second one, the 747 seems to be AMS>LAX
13 Feb 2019 Amsterdam (AMS) Los Angeles (LAX) B744 (PH-BFV) — 09:56 — 11:56 Unknown

Seems to have been delayed to 14:00 today thusfar.

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Old Feb 13, 19, 9:09 am
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Old Feb 13, 19, 11:54 am
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KL pax can now look forward to even more longhaul cancelations.

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Old Feb 13, 19, 1:37 pm
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Bad day for pushbacks as also today but in CDG, a MK 350 had apparently collided an AF 777

Some pictures here (in French): https://www.lemauricien.com/article/...air-mauritius/
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Old Feb 13, 19, 4:33 pm
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KL pax can now look forward to even more longhaul cancelations.
Got an AMS>SFO 787 scheduled on Saturday. They better not have destroyed the plane they were planning to use for it ;-)

Edit: According to Schiphol App I will be flying in that clipped 787, quick repair then

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Old Feb 14, 19, 12:59 pm
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787 repairs are never quick. This is going to absolutely suck for KLM ops.
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Old Feb 14, 19, 2:27 pm
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Seems that SFO flight will be it's first scheduled one actually: https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/ph-bha
Still half expecting an equipment swap.

Edit: Seems like they're swapping around creatively somewhere, my KLM flight info now shows 'Lavendel' aka PH-BHI from departure info.
But that one still has other plans scheduled: https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/ph-bhi

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Old Feb 15, 19, 1:05 pm
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Don't modern planes have parking sensors? Or are they still relying on someone on the tarmac waving a couple of tennis rackets around?
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Old Feb 16, 19, 3:03 am
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787 repairs are never quick. This is going to absolutely suck for KLM ops.
In case of damage to the composite fuselage, yes. In this case if the damage is limited to the horizontal stabilizer I reckon repairs are much shorter it the components are modular.
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Old Feb 16, 19, 4:11 pm
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On the picture it doesn't look like that the 787 has received much damage (seems to me it's the winglet of 747 that got destroyed and will have to be replaced).
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Old Feb 17, 19, 10:22 am
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In the end they swapped out the AMS>SFO for a 777-300 in the morning, lots of seat reassignments and grumbling people ;-)
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Old Feb 21, 19, 2:17 am
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I'm surprised the SFO flight didn't get canceled, as is SOP.
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Old Feb 21, 19, 10:26 pm
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Let's keep it this way, lol.
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