Wednesday, December 9, 2009

When a big plane loves a little plane very very much

The ATSB has just reported on the incident between an Airbus A380 and a Saab 340 at YSSY last year. The REX Saab was literally rolled left and downward as a result of the A380's wake turbulence being blown across by a medium crosswind. Apart from the brilliant idea of not having smaller craft land parallel to an A380, they're now classifying A380's as Super wake turbulence. I think perhaps Kingsford Smith isn't big enough for little planes, but that would mean gasp! another airport.

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