MaxAvSafety: Lufthansa A-340/United-B-777 Wing Clip @Newark

Two planes clipped wing tips at Newark Liberty International Airport on Tuesday, an FAA spokesperson said. There were no reports of injuries.

A Lufthansa Airbus A340 and United Airlines Flight 88 Boeing B777 clipped right wing tips at 5:23 p.m.

The United flight from Beijing to Newark was taxiing in the runway after landing when it touched a Lufthansa plane. Both planes were towed to their respective gates, according to the FAA spokesperson. (Various)

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United 88 “Oh dear, we seem to have bumped our ugly, god-awfully old and terrible aircraft into this nice, relatively new, clean LH A340.“
LH A340” Yes, sir it appears you have” Sees damage “HOW COULD YOU DO THIS TO OUR PLANE!!!”

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In what universe is an A340 better than a B777

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I meant that UA’s 777s in general are shabby, not the airliner itself

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Agree here… A340 is underpowered, climbs like a slug.

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The -500/-600s actually overpowered. The -200/-300s are the underpowered ones.

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As expected from Americans and the comments above this wasn’t a topic about who is better airbus or boeing. Stay on topic.

The guy said that the Lufthansa aircraft was newer not that its better…

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Thank you! That is exactly what I meant :)

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500/600 still aren’t overpowered. They are around the right power.

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Maybe you should put that uber nationalism away for a second.

The comment @FrenchBlueA330 made could easily have misinterpreted as such an argument as you pointed out.

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Agreed, kid doesn’t know what he’s saying

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Oh no. I hope the poor DLH A340 is well…

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The A340 got replaced with one which was planned for Duesseldorf (EDDL).
Meanwhile it got repaired and riched Duesseldorf with a delay of 3 hours.

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Had to be 4 days AFTER I was at Newark.

What is United doing? Now they also hit a Austrian Boeing 767… 😂

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They are taking out the competition 😂

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A340 is older than the B777 but nice try.

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The A340-600 aircraft are actually newer then united’s 20 year old B777 aircraft not to mention the -600 variant came out nearly ten years after the -200ER. You are all misinterpreting and trying to make it Boeing vs Airbus

Not in the least but when you get post that sound childish like “old cruddy POS Boeing” vs “Oh holy untainted Airbus” even as a joke it is bound to spark some flames.

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It’s just a joke though as you could say that you got hit in your new car by a old shabby banger car just because it’s older. It’s merely a joke don’t think it’s anything but that.

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