Monday, 14 May 2018

Turkish Airlines looses tail in ground strike

A THY Turkish Airlines Airbus A321-231 and an Asiana Airlines Airbus A330-323 suffered substantial damage in a ground contact accident at Istanbul-Atatürk International Airport (IST/LTBA), Turkey earlier this morning.
The Airbus A321 had arrived from Ercan Airport (ECN/LCEN), Turkey as flight TK969 and turned towards Gate 217 at Terminal A at 14:47 UTC. The aircraft stopped about 30 meters before the intended parking position at the gate. At the same time the Asiana Airbus A330 had commenced taxiing along taxiway Golf to the runway passing behind the Turkish airline. Asiana flight OZ552 was returning to Seoul-Incheon International Airport (ICN/RKSI) South Korea. While taxiing past the Turkish A321, the right hand wing tip impacted the vertical stabiliser of the A321.
The A321's vertical stabilizer was knocked over entirely and the A330's wing tip sustained serious damage.

You can view the footage here

Aircraft Information
Aircraft: Airbus A321-231
Operator: THY Turkish Airlines
Engines: 2 x IAE V2533-A5
Flight Number: TK 969
Registration: TC-JMM
Serial Number: 2916
Test Registration: D-AVZQ
First Flew: 20/10.2006
Age: 11 Years 7 Months

Aircraft Information
Aircraft: Airbus A330-323
Operator: Asiana Airlines 
Engines: 2 X PW PW4168A
Flight Number: OZ 552
Registration: HL-7792
Serial Number: 1001
Test Registration: F-WWKL
First Flew: 05/03/2009
Age: 9 Years 2 Months

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