British Airways, good name, bad service. The airline is approaching its 50th anniversary and over that time it has flown over 215km, a truly amazing achievement. The airline has also had its a fair share of accidents like the time pretended to offer a decent inflight service or flying to Texas while a more recent accident was the time that one of their planes decided to play stuck in the mud in Edmonton, let me explain.
Now, in all due credit, this wasn’t actually their fault, in fact, it wasn’t my fault or your fault or even Misha’s fault but it was Edmonton’s ground crews fault. The 787 was returning to Heathrow after a cargo flight when the cunkuk tug operator went “ay” and then realised he (or she) made a kerfuffle and took the airliner’s wheels off-road and into a pile of dirt after they misjudged the length of the taxiway. Unfortunately, this meant that a fun game became somewhat serious and after multiple attempts of getting it out with maple syrup (joke) they turned to shovels.
After a while it seems they actually somehow got it out, I would like to think they tried the maple syrup again and until further evidence is presented to me I am believing that theory. Weirdly enough it isn’t the only drama BA has had with taxiways this year, one of their A380’s had an altercation with one in April , which seems strange considering they’ve had more incidents with taxiways then satisfied customers this year. How would you get your multi-million dollar machine out of the dirt?
Giant wheels are no match for dirt image credit