By DeusExMacintosh

An Air France Airbus has clipped the tail of a commuter plane while taxiing at New York’s John F Kennedy Airport.

The smaller Comair jet could be seen spinning violently on its wheels as a shower of sparks fell from the impact point just after 2000 on Monday.

The Paris-bound Airbus A380 carried 495 passengers and 25 crew, Air France said. The Comair jet had 62 passengers and four crew. No-one was injured.

BBC News

Terror at zero feet (or why not to have a glass of wine with your lunch when you’re the pilot). The BBC story has the entire incident on film.


  1. Davo
    Posted April 14, 2011 at 8:04 am | Permalink

    Wry ‘heh’ .. heh.

  2. Posted April 14, 2011 at 3:47 pm | Permalink

    beep…beep…beeeep… plane reversing… plane reversing.

    Someone must have been into the Côtes du Rhône.

  3. Davo
    Posted April 16, 2011 at 2:13 pm | Permalink

    Nah, only made that comment ‘cos have taken a glassfibre glider into the air. Have an enormous respect for the blokes (sometimes females?) who take these big beasts into an increasingly congested airspace.

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