Egyptair clips Virgin Atlantic at JFK


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.



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Seth Miller

I'm Seth, also known as the Wandering Aramean. I was bit by the travel bug 30 years ago and there's no sign of a cure. I fly ~200,000 miles annually; these are my stories. You can connect with me on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.
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