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Airliners Get Wedged Together After Collision

The two jets are found in quite the compromising position after an unplanned rendezvous on the ramp at Aberdeen.

Aberdeen planes wedged. Courtesy of @_Alpha_Delta
Aberdeen planes wedged. Courtesy of @_Alpha_Delta
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Talk about embarrassing. A pair of airliners in Aberdeen, Scotland, got wedged together after a ground collision and had to spend the night together. No one was injured in the collision, except almost certainly the pride of at least one of the two pilots of the jet that did the bumping. Here’s what happened.

According to BBC, a FlyBe Bombardier Q400 commuter plane with only crew aboard taxied into the back of a Loganair ERJ 145 regional jet, with the forward section of the Q400 getting wedged underneath the starboard engine of the Embraer jet lifting its left gear completely off the ground. Really, it was a perfect fit. Who knew? It was, like, really wedged. There were no passengers on either plane. In fact, the Loganair jet was parked with no one aboard when it happened. The crew of the Q400 was said to have been shaken up, but no one was injured.

It’s far from the first ground bump that we’ve run across, though we don’t remember ever seeing such a wedge job before. The planes remained in that position while investigators looked into the aftermath of the taxiway tango. Though really, how hard is that investigation going to be?

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