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.
Oh dear! It seems it is a hazard parking so many planes on the ground. Two @cathaypacific appear involved in a bit of a knock…just like @Emirates & @British_Airways plane banging together in Dubai.
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— G-DLEE (@JournoDannyAero) April 16, 2020
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.