Planes' collision brings safety change at Southampton Airport

Daily Echo: Planes' collision brings safety change at airport Planes' collision brings safety change at airport

NEW safety procedures have been rolled out after two passenger planes collided before take-off at Southampton Airport.

A report has revealed how a Flybe aircraft carrying 66 people crashed into another of the firm’s planes as it was preparing to taxi to the runway.

Pilots were given the green light to ‘pushback’ from stand 6 at the terminal. But towards the end of the manoeuvre the Glasgowbound jet clipped the tail of a stationary Flybe aircraft preparing to take 52 passengers to Manchester.

Both planes sustained minor damage to their tail sections in the crash on January 16, but nobody was hurt, according to an Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) report.

ATC, the airport operators and aircraft handling agent, have implemented new pushback procedures aimed at avoiding a repeat of the incident.

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6:55pm Wed 17 Oct 12

bigal007 says...

opppps sorry
opppps sorry bigal007

7:23pm Wed 17 Oct 12

Bowmore says...

Plane Crash? Seems to be the equivalent of a car having a minor bump in a car park when reversing out of a parking space.
Plane Crash? Seems to be the equivalent of a car having a minor bump in a car park when reversing out of a parking space. Bowmore

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