I once had a 757 get away from me on pushback when I was driving the tug. It was not my fault and I was not penalized, scrutinized, suspended or fired. It's a long story.Spirit had a good one this morning, as their business partner jacknifed this A320 so badly on a "Follow Me Out" disconnect, it got an audience.
The driver initially followed the airport truck out, but instead of actually dropping on the designated spot pointed out by the airports guy, continued following his pickup.
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So, the CA wingwalker naturally ran at full speed toward his colleagues, shouting obscenities... after seeing his pushback driver nearing a running engine,
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..Just threw up an X aaaaand walked away.
A few other personnel came out on TuGs, on the taxiway, and just admired the towbar facing engine 2, with a pushback nearly at the FWD cargo door, for something like 15-20 minutes.
It's not that exciting. When UPS started up their operation at KBUR I was the guy that would drive the tug after it was loaded and push the airplane onto the taxiway where they'd start the engines and taxi away. I was still in A/P school at that time so I was friendly with the UPS mechanic there (yes, they only had one mechanic).So....you want to hear a story, eh?