Losses and Aviation Safety

Video shows Asiana Airlines A330 slicing tail of Turkish Airlines A321 during taxi at Instanbul Airport

The Turkish Airlines A321 was parked at its gate when it got struck by the A330, but the security camera footage shows that the Turkish plane was positioned too close to the taxiway when the contact happened

Taken on May 13, 2018 the video in this post features an Asiana Airlines Airbus A330 slicing through the vertical stabilizer of a Turkish Airlines Airbus A321 at Istanbul’s Ataturk International Airport, causing damage to both jets and a small fire to break out on the Turkish plane.

The mishap took place while the Korean A330 was taxing prior to a scheduled departure to South Korea’s Incheon International Airport.

The Turkish Airlines A321 was parked at its gate when it got struck by the A330, but the security camera footage shows that the Turkish plane was positioned too close to the taxiway when the contact happened.

No injuries were reported, but passengers are faced flight delays.

An investigation has started to determine the cause of the incident.

Dario Leone

Dario Leone is an aviation, defense and military writer. He is the Founder and Editor of “The Aviation Geek Club” one of the world’s most read military aviation blogs. His writing has appeared in The National Interest and other news media. He has reported from Europe and flown Super Puma and Cougar helicopters with the Swiss Air Force.

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