British Airways and Emirates collide at ground in Dubai

British Airways and Emirates collide at ground in Dubai

British Airways and Emirates collide at ground in Dubai. British Airways was operating an A350 while the aircraft which was parked was a B777-300ER. The incident happened while British Airways was pushing back for departure to London-Heathrow.

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On ground collision

British Airways and Emirates collide at ground in Dubai. British Airways was using an A350-100 aircraft and was operating the flight BA106 to London-Heathrow when this incident happened. This was operating as a cargo only flight.

British Airways and Emirates collide at ground in Dubai
The horizontal stabiliser of both the aircraft was damaged during this incident. Photo: Airline Kitty via Twitter

Emirates was parked at the stand during the incident and the aircraft had arrived from Riyadh that afternoon. From the FlightRadar24 we are able to find out that Emirates was parked at stand C32 and British Airways was parked at C42.

British Airways and Emirates collide at ground in Dubai
External damage can be seen on both the aircraft. Photo: Airline Kitty via Twitter

The details of the incident is not known yet though we are able to understand that the horizontal stabiliser of both the aircraft are damaged. The incident happened when British Airways A350 was pushing back for departure to London-Heathrow. Nobody on ground was injured during this incident.

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Aircraft details

The British Airways aircraft involved in the incident is an A350-1000 registered as G-XWBA which was delivered to the airline in July 2019. This was the first A350 the airline operated. It was one of the 3xA350 aircraft to be operated by British Airways.

British Airways A350-1000 G-XWBA
The aircraft which collided at Dubai was British Airways first A350 registered as G-XWBA. Photo: British Airways

Emirates aircraft involved in the incident is a B777-300ER aircraft registered as A6-EBR. The aircraft is around 13 years old and was parked at the stand after its arrival from Riyadh that afternoon.

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Conclusion

It is unknown as to when these aircraft will be flying again. Incidents like these at a time like this puts additional financial burden on the airline when airlines throughout the globe are indulging in cost cutting measures. Its unfortunate for something like this to happen.

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