Cathay Pacific Airbus A350 And Boeing 777 Collided At Hong Kong Airport

A Cathay Pacific Airbus Airbus A350 has collided with a Boeing 777-300 belonging to Cathay itself at Hong Kong Airport.

Cathay Pacific A350 And Boeing 777 Collided At Hong Kong Airport
Cathay Pacific A350 And Boeing 777 Collided At Hong Kong Airport Photo: Travel Radar via Michael Cheng

According to reports, the Cathay Pacific Boeing 777 has received tailplane damage as shown in the photo above after it collided with an Airbus A350 on 15th April, 2020.

The Cathay A350 was being towed on the ground having arrived at the airport shortly. The Registration of the Airbus A350 is still unknown.

The Boeing 777 has suffered damage on the left horizontal stabiliser whereas, the Airbus A350 is damaged on the right-side winglet, including cracks in both aircraft.

Cathay Pacific A350 And Boeing 777 Collided At Hong Kong Airport
Damaged Airbus A350 winglet Photo: Travel Radar via Michael Cheng

The Boeing 777 with registration B-KPD was delivered to Cathay Pacific back in November 2007 and is currently 12.4 years old.

It is also reported that the Ground Controller at the airport received a call at 12:30 pm (local time) alerting them that the incident had occurred on Taxiway.

The taxiway where this incident took place was dedicated for storage of the aircraft citing current environment due to widespread coronavirus pandemic. 

Cathay Pacific A350 And Boeing 777 Collided At Hong Kong Airport
Hundreds of aircraft are grounded at Hong Kong Airport Photo: From Web

Cathay Pacific is one of the first airlines to ground majority of its fleet after the outbreak of the virus and due to huge decrease in demand for air travel.

Therefore, no passengers are believed to have been on-board both the aircraft at the time of the incident.

Last week, Hong Kong government decided to distribute funding to the airlines based in Hong Kong based on their fleet size.

Read full details in this article: Hong Kong Carriers To Receive HK $1 Million Per Aircraft

Regarding this incident, Cathay Pacific said:

“Cathay Pacific confirms that there was a towing incident involving two aircraft at the airport this afternoon. There were no flight crew or passengers on board the aircraft. The airline will follow up with the service provider.”

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.

Sent by sources 🥴

— G-DLEE (@JournoDannyAero) April 16, 2020

This is the second incident that has occured in a week of this type: 

On 13th April, a British Airways Airbus A350-1000 collided with a parked Emirates Boeing 777 at Dubai International Airport. Read more details in the below article:

British Airways Airbus A350 And Emirates Boeing 777 Collide In Dubai Airport

Yesterday, two heavies Airbus A350 and Boeing 777 collided on the ground at Dubai International Airport that is going to cost millions to the airlines. The British Airways A350-1000 with registration G-XWBA is the first A350 delivered to the airline in July last year.

Let’s see what an investigation reveal about this incident. Feel free to share your opinions in the comments below:

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