OZ A330 collides with TK A321 at IST

Old May 13, 18, 9:51 pm
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OZ A330 collides with TK A321 at IST

A330 attacks A321 at Istanbul Ataturk ? avgeek | Aviation News and Analysis

An incident has occurred at Istanbul’s Ataturk Airport, involving an Asiana Airlines A330 and a Turkish Airlines a321. Information is still slow going, however the common theme among reports is that the A330, which was headed for Seoul, was taxing towards to the runway from the main terminal, when the winglet of the A330 literally sliced off the entire A321’s tail.

Now, with such a severe crash, the whole taxiway was closed, and the airport’s fire department, took the necessary security precautions to make sure everyone was safe and to deal with the situation as efficiently as possible. Also, an investigation has been launched to study the incident and determine whether it was the pilots error or whether improper instruction was given from ATC.
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Old May 14, 18, 3:06 am
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My favorite part is the guy at the bottom left casually acting like he just witnessed a minor fender bender.
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Old May 14, 18, 4:35 am
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The plane was TC-JMM which had just operated TK969 from Ercan and it was holding short of the parking position.

As it's one of the oldest A321s in the fleet - one of the Kingfisher group perhaps its had its day but who knows. Good that no one was hurt.
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Old May 14, 18, 7:49 am
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Originally Posted by EK788 View Post
My favorite part is the guy at the bottom left casually acting like he just witnessed a minor fender bender.
The guy figured it'll buff out.


Discussed here as well
Oops - Asiana A330 cuts tail of Turkish A321 at IST
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Old May 14, 18, 11:25 am
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Will be the Asiana crew's fault IMO, they saw the Turkish plane before the went by it and should have been aware of the clearance the needed for their wing. Glad nobody was hurt.

Yeah that flummoxed ground person. Can damage that bad to the planes tail be fixed?
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Old May 14, 18, 12:15 pm
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Asiana pilots are not very good at "Visual" approach, they need their computer, a case in point is the crash at SFO a few years back.
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Old May 15, 18, 1:08 pm
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The TK plane was sticking its rear end out so the OZ had no choice!
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