Friday , 30 October 2020

Cathay Pacific A350 collides with 777 at Hong Kong

Okay, airlines seem to be taking the Boeing – Airbus rivalry too far. After the recent British Airways A350 vs Emirates 777 accident – yesterday, a Cathay Pacific Airbus A350 had a ground collision with one of the airline’s Boeing 777-300ERs.

The right wingtip of the A350 appears to have collided with the left horizontal stabilizer of the 777. The 777 involved in the incident is B-KPD a 12-year-old 777-300ER which was delivered to the airline in November 2007. It is unclear which A350 was involved.

Unfortunately with major airports around the world crowded with parked planes, I imagine that manoeuvring room is extremely tight. An incident like this is bad in the best of times and the last thing an airline needs while struggling with the coronavirus sitauation.

About Vedant Agarwal

A frequent flyer for both work and pleasure - Vedant has held elite status on many of the major alliances and airlines. Also an avid aviation photographer, his pictures have been published in and on the covers of many international publications.

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