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Video: China Airlines Boeing 747 crashes into baggage carts at Chicago O’Hare Airport

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CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — On Saturday, January 29, a China Airlines cargo Boeing 747-400F at Chicago O’Hare Airport crashed into baggage carts while taxiing. The incident did not result in any injuries. The aircraft, before landing in Chicago, Illinois, had operated cargo flights between Taipei, Taiwan, and Anchorage, Alaska. (www.airlinerwatch.com) और अधिक...

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IanSHarrison
Ian Harrison 25
Snow on ground obscured lines on taxiway so either 747 or parked carts were out of position, along with poor lighting so crew didn't see or perceive how close they were to carts. Typical Swiss cheese, several factors aligned to lead to incident.
srobak
srobak 1
Their report was that they thought they were following the centerline for the taxiway - when it turns out they were following the edge line instead, and the rest of the taxi markings were obscured by snow.

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Lib4ever
Maxwell Johnson 6
Really? How many hours do you have in a 747 that you make this pronouncement with such certainty?
bartmiller
bartmiller 4
Don't need experience in that make and model to criticize careless taxiing.

In bad weather with reduced viz, if you're not sure where you are, you slow down. Better, you stop and ask Ground for guidance or ask Company for a lead truck.
immenranch
david immen 6
I can't speak for Bonnie, but I have 27 years in the bird, and I whole heartedly agree with her "pronouncement."
Lib4ever
Maxwell Johnson 7
I have only 20 years, most in the 737 but a good deal of that time has been flying in Canada, Alaska, and Northern Europe. I know that taxiing on ramps covered with snow and ice, with high wind and more snow blowing through the air is not easy. Certainly not easy enough to warrant a toss-off comment like Bonnie's. Let's wait on the results of the investigation before we begin pontificating about excuses.
immenranch
david immen 0
The 27 years was just in the 747. Many more in DC-10, 777, and A350...
Lib4ever
Maxwell Johnson 3
I once piloted a Ford Trimotor, does that count?
DTBMF
Daniel Gless 2
Evidently the CREW did not have enough...LOOKOUT THE WINDOW!
lwmorgan
Larry Morgan -3
TorstenHoff
Torsten Hoff 15
Coming in hot!

It's kinda funny to see a cart disappear into the engine -- I'm surprised we didn't see flames coming out the other end. I bet that engine is toast...
w2bsa
w2bsa 5
But, if you looked closely, black smoke came out of the tailpipe in droves. I’ll guarantee that that engine is definitely toast.
clipper759
joe johnson 21
If that didn't start as a retirement flight, it sure ended as one.
v1rotatev2
William Kelly -8
Another idiotic comment. It's hilarious as long as misfortune doesn't fall on your shoulders.
M20ExecDriver
M20ExecDriver 7
Give 'em a ticket for driving too fast for conditions.
sparkie624
sparkie624 13
That is going to be expensive

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srobak
srobak 0
those 2 sentences have nothing to do with each other.
sgbelverta
sharon bias 8
Looking at the video at the end of the article, it looks like the pilot got lost or slide into the baggage carts. There's probably a lot more damage to the aircraft than the first picture.
sparkie624
sparkie624 3
If he was empty he was probably sliding... Those planes have very little contact to the ground while empty... If he was loaded, was probably pilot error...
linbb
linbb 1
If you watch the video of it YES it was sliding and also if it was not would not have been there. If it was something something sure did happen didnt it?
dexter1
Edward Dexter 1
Yeah, there were pieces of debris, black smoke, and one big gout of flame shooting out of at least one of the port engines. Toast indeed.
srobak
srobak 1
He was turning (arcing) not sliding. If you read his report he says he thought they were following the centerline for the taxiway - when it turns out they were following the edge line instead, and the rest of the taxi markings were obscured by snow.
jimquinndallas
Jim Quinn 10
Well, if there is enough duct tape on board the crew will have the damage repaired in time to stay on schedule. They are a resourceful lot.
locomoco
M.F. LaBoo 5
They simply cut it a little too close while making a feint at the terminal to emphasize their rightful hegemony over their traditional ramp area.
JeanneCleary
Jeanne Cleary 5
Was that the actual speed of them Taxiing… they appeared very fast…
CHBHA
CB HARDY 2
Such vitreol in these comments/
Gentilo
Andrea Gentilini 2
The captain deserved a speed ticket for sure !!
Rickawald
Rick Wald 3
Beam me up Scotty!! I can't find any intelligent life on This planet!!

Aviation folks usually have intelligent comments!!

USUALLY!!

SCOTTY, ACTIVATE THE TRANSPORTER!!
srobak
srobak -2
thanks for being the epitome of what you are complaining about
Bobqat
Bob Harrington 3
I thought you were just supposed to toss a coin into the engine for good luck...?
v1rotatev2
William Kelly -4
That's not even close to being funny. Just add it to the pile of crass, shallow, tasteless humor attempted whenever a highly regrettable incident occurs. I've had a belly full of moronic comments like this.
lynx318
lynx318 1
srobak
srobak 1
jesus christ man - who pissed in your cheerios?
skypilot2010
Peter Carey 2
Brings a new meaning to F.O.D.
karluzheinz
Karluz Heiz 2
Looks like Rayliota just hijacked another plane...
crchall
Chuck Chall 1
There's one pilot who need not return to China. it wouldn't be pretty.
capcmdr
capcmdr 1
Take a guess who is retiring to Siberia!!
brianrush
Brian Rushfeldt 0
DonDengler
DonDengler -7
DonDengler
DonDengler -5
jfmitch1716
Jim Mitchell 0
DonDengler
DonDengler 1
deingy
David Ingram 1
An expensive BO BO. Regardless of why it happened we know who will catch the heat. Command is between a rock and a hard place. Nobody hurt. The boneyards have got cowlings and engines.
silvanocerboneschi
silvano Cerboneschi 1
Thanks to God no injueies happen

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srobak
srobak -3
Bobqat
Bob Harrington 1
Glorious Leader Winnie the Pooh
srobak
srobak -2
srobak
srobak -1
maroons downvoting Poohbear. Shameful. lol
onetell99
Philip Taylor 1
I’m not a pilot but I would have thought it would be very difficult to see the lining with all that snow on the ground.
4Jan
MmJan Coopman 1
Oh my...How challenging for all involved. Glad to read that everyone was okay at ORD.
brianrush
Brian Rushfeldt 0
new Chinese method of loading cargo...hmm.
srobak
srobak 0
You aren't kidding - despite the downvoters: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zjdpz05u2DY
brassdecor
David Apps -7
They drive cars the same way!
atanudey
Atanu Dey -8
Funny. IMO, the Chinese are worse drivers than Indians.
srobak
srobak -6
having been to both - I can attest to this... but both are still horrible. :)
atanudey
Atanu Dey 0
wcarniez
Whyn Carnie -4
Looks like Chinese pilots' seats need raising. What were owners of baggage told?
Nultech
Nultech 2
They were told to not worry about doing laundry when they get home.
DTBMF
Daniel Gless 2
It went to a Chinese Laundry. Washed, dried and put away already. Folded? Not so much.
tsilver473
Tony Silverstrå 0
lynx318
lynx318 0
Drives like a Chinese Tuk-Tuk taxi driver, previous experience maybe? (JK)
silvanocerboneschi
silvano Cerboneschi 0
Rickawald
Rick Wald 0
Has Sargent MAJOR Mouth been court marshalled from the site!!

Won't miss the Swastika-needle imogi!

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DonDengler
DonDengler -8
Correction: airplane drivers
adalbert29
adalbert29 7
Didn't realize this was a forum for racism vs one for intelligent reviews by flight enthusiasts.
KineticRider
Randy Marco 0
This forum IS a virtual division of faux news full of racism and ignorance.
srobak
srobak -3
yep, mostly from the whackadoo left radicals.
waypoint66
David Rice 0
You’re new to the forum, yes? Well now you get to meet srobak who comments on EVERYTHING with his swastika to apparently represent his beliefs and his obvious lack of knowledge on ANYTHING. Welcome. Yes, there are many of us who wish this forum was not politicized. You can just downvote the comments from turds like srobak.
srobak
srobak -3
it's not racism... it is simply a fact.
DonDengler
DonDengler -8
If a pilot cannot see ground then he should not be a pilot in charge of life and billion dollar aircraft. Period! Common sense
waypoint66
David Rice 2
Billion dollar aircraft? You are aware this was a 747, and not a B-2 correct?
srobak
srobak -1
you don't fly into the northern parts too much, do ya? There are times when you can only see the taxi lights or runway edge markers.
jkeifer3
Joe Keifer -1
At least it wasn't another runway incursion!
DonDengler
DonDengler -4
srobak
srobak -9

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