Planes collide on ground at Melbourne airport

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Just seen a news snippet that a United 744 has collided with a Qantas aircraft at Melbourne's Tullamarine airport.........will post more as soon as i hear it
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Not sure what the 744 is like for flightdeck visibility but from the left seat of the 767/757 you can't see the wing tip. You do develop a feeling for where the wingtip is but you are never sure. I am often surprised at how close in it is when being marshalled past an obstruction or into a tight parking spot which I guess is not a bad thing as I think I need more room than necessary. LHR has a warning on the ATIS to say that pilots are responsible for clearance in the runway holding area as wingtip clearance cannot be assured.