A bit of an interesting scene at JFK Monday night. An Egyptair 777-300ER (SU-GDL) was taxiing for departure when it clipped the wing tip of a Virgin Atlantic A330-300 (G-VRAY) that had pulled off to the side of the taxiway. Apparently it didn’t pull over far enough.
Listening to the ATC recording (thanks, LiveATC! – 27JAN 1130z recording, right channel) it appears that VS4 was next in line for departure when the crew informed ATC of a technical fault. The controllers asked the pilots to pull off to the side while resolving said fault.
Approximately 2.5 minutes later MS986 clipped the wing tip of the VS A330.
Was about to fly to London on Virgin Flight VS0004 out of JFK – during taxi to the runway we collided with an aircraft taxiing next to us clipping our left wing – that’s the ground crew taking photos of the debris from the other aircraft pic.twitter.com/s4wxpErbJc
— Diana S. Fleischman (@sentientist) November 28, 2017
— Flightradar24 (@flightradar24) November 28, 2017
Wingtip…im the back of a truck, unfortunately.. pic.twitter.com/B0Bx7jtW8s
— Kevin O'Hara (@kevintohara) November 28, 2017
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