Qatar Airways planes collide due to strong winds
Qatar Airways planes collide due to strong winds. With more planes parked in the airport than flying, there’s a risk of collision of planes. Qatar Airways has had a Boeing aircraft collide with its fellow Airbus aircraft due to sheer force of nature.
Collision of aircraft
This incident happened at Hamad International airport in Doha. A Qatar Airways B787-8 had collided with fellow A350 due to strong winds. The winds were massively strong that it had pushed the B787 onto the A350 aircraft while both of them were parked at the ground.
The Boeing aircraft was turned 90˚ and hit the Airbus aircraft. This had happened due to violent storms in the area. The wind speed was upto 70 knots. The B787-8 aircraft was registered as A7-BCT. The below clip from Qatar Day shows us the extent of the power of the wind which had caused thus accident.
Qatar Airways has also come out with a statement regarding this incident. The airport was non-operational during this time. No passenger or crew was hurt during this. From the above pictures and information it seems like structural damage for both the aircraft.
With a huge number of aircraft on the ground rather than up in the air we have been seeing similar incidents take place throughout the globe.
Recently two Cathay Pacific aircraft had collided. In addition to this a British Airways A350 had collided with an Emirates B777 during pushback.
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