Turkish Airlines A321 and Asiana A330, damaged in a ground collision at Istanbul Ataturk Airport

May 14, 2018

South Korean, Asiana Airlines Airbus A330-300 with 236 passengers onboard knocked over the vertical stabilizer of Turkish Airlines’ AirbusA321 while taxiing for departure at Istanbul Ataturk Airport.



The incident took place when the Asiana Airlines A330 flight HL7792 was taxiing for departure to Seoul, hit the Turkish Airlines’s Airbus A321 flight TK969, arrived from Ercan and stopped about 30 meters before the intended parking position at the gate in Terminal A at 14:47 UTC.


While taxiing past the A321, the right hand wing tip of Asiana A330 knocked over the vertical stabilizer of Turkish Airlines A321

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