Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Major Disaster Averted At JFK Airport When An Air France A380 Clips Commuter Jet

A major disaster was averted last night when an Air France A380 clipped a Delta commuter jet on a taxiway between Terminal 1 and 2.

The video shows how the A380 was taxing along and clipped the tail of the much smaller commuter jet, turning the commuter jet 90 degrees.

Airport officials and the NTSB are likely to review just where and how the planes collided and whether changes need to be made in where the planes are allowed to taxi in light of the new larger A380s. More clearance may be required to prevent future incursions.

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