They call this a wing clip?!?

Folks, this is why you should always keep your seatbelt fastened, even while on the ground.

Many of you may have heard of the “wing clip” at JFK a couple of nights ago between an Air France A380 and Comair CRJ-700. When I heard there was a wing clip I didn’t think twice about it, because it’s not all that uncommon, and frankly, usually not a huge deal.

Then I saw the video of the wing clip from Monday night. Holy cow, this is hardly a wing “clip.” The CRJ-700 spins a full 90 degrees.

Unbelievable footage. I can’t even imagine what it was like for those in the CRJ-700. After watching that video I’m surprised (and relived) that there were no injuries.

Comments

  1. I can’t imagine that EITHER of these aircraft fly for the next several weeks, they must take this A380 out of service to check for structural issues, no?

  2. The first time I saw the video, I laughed. The second time, I said to myself OMG! That wasnt a wing bump, that was a collision! And I am amazed nobody got hurt!!!

  3. NTSB…Where is NTSB??

    It sounds like plane crash more than something else (collision is nothing).

  4. @John from Australian, etc.,etc.,

    Pretty funny, John. But watch the video again and try to imagine what was going on in the cockpit of the CRJ!

    Just watched a news report about the incident and there is speculation that the CRJ was too close to the A 380. Ya think?

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