Monday 1 April 2024

Fiji's A350 damaged by Asiana A380


A Fiji Airway's A350 has been grounded in Los Angeles after being hit by an Asiana A380 on the night of the 27th of March LAX time. Both aircraft sustained damage however there are reports that the Asiana crew did not think the collision was serious enough and continued to its destination
The A380 sustained minor damage to a winglet and after a few hours delay, departed for Seoul. 
OZ203 was due to depart at 23.00 but didn't get a way until 02.21.
The A380 is certified to fly without a wingtip fence if necessary.


The Fiji Airways FJ811 was scheduled to depart Los Angeles (LAX/KLAX) for Nadi, Fiji (NAN/NFFN) but was grounded after allegedly being hit by the A380 while on the ground at Los Angeles airport.

We want to reassure our passengers that no guests or crew were aboard the aircraft at the time of the incident,” said Fiji Airways. “In light of this incident, we anticipate some delays to our services for the next few days. Rest assured; guests impacted by these changes will be promptly notified of any alterations to their travel plans.”

At the time of writing this, the A350 was still on the ground in LAX.

Aircraft Information:
Airline: Fiji Airways
Code: FJ/FJI
Aircraft: Airbus A350-941
Registration: DQ-FAI
Serial Number: 299
Engines: 2 x RR Trent XWB
First Flew: 24th October 2019
Age: 3.4 Years

Aircraft Information:
Airline: Asiana Airlines 
Code: OZ/AAR
Aircraft: Airbus A380-841
Registration: HL-7634
Serial Number: 179
Engines: 4 x RR Trent 970
First Flew: 17ht December 2014
Age: 9.4 Years

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