Monday, February 18, 2008

Clip Job

Not sure whether the verb "clipped" is adequate enough to describe how an airplane's wing "became lodged" in the wing of another airplane, as this story on a taxiway accident at Washington Reagan says. At least they were on the ground in what is described here as "taxi mode."

I've had some experience with the other "mode," mid-air collision mode, so I have an idea of just how serious it can be when airplanes come into contact with one another. They aren't made to do that.

I haven't been keeping track, but it seems to me that runway incursions and airplane fender-benders on the ground are increasing.

Time to start paying closer attention.


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