I stole this from a.net because I would like to hear what everyone in this forum thinks of this:
At FX we watch aircraft strike prevention training as well as ojt. We are told “Report a/c strikes immediately or face discharge, and potential criminal charges and fines”.
What I think is crazy is we won’t hear…unless someone on here knows the amount paid out to repair the damage, which I’m sure that coupled with any other expences endured by NW would be passed on to Air Wisconson.
I am not saying bad aircraft strikes never happen and I’ll give ya a doozy to show proof.
We were working an ATA B-727 going PIE-MDW. We were told during the boarding process that the lavs still smelled bad. One of my ramp crew ran to get our towable lav cart. When he pulled to the rear lav service panel he cut the turn to wide and tore a 27" long by 9" wide gash down the side of the plane. It was there for 3 days being repaired and we got the entire bill.