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Two heavies got into a fender bender at FRA

Old 17th Nov 2019, 19:21
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Two heavies got into a fender bender at FRA

Oopsie: Looks like an Air Namibia A330 and a Korean B777 had a little fender bender at FRA: According to various reports, KE905 from Seoul had just landed and was taxiing to its parking position, when SW286 on its way to depart for Windhoek that apparently also just landed hit the B777 tail with its wingtip. According to one report, the Korean aircraft was holding at an intersection when the accident happened. All pax safe and accounted for. Both planes were damaged. Korean B777 (HL7204) reportedly suffered a damaged horizontal stab, the Namibian Airbus (V5-ANO) a broken wingtip.

https://en.yna.co.kr/view/AEN2019111...5?section=news

Edit: Reports weren't clear, but apparently the Air Namibia had also just landed.

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Originally Posted by txl View Post
According to various reports, KE905 from Seoul had just landed and was taxiing to its parking position, when SW286 on its way to depart for Windhoek hit the B777 tail with its wingtip.
That account doesn't seem to be borne out by FR24, which suggests that the KAL landed two minutes before the NMB and the collision occurred when they were both taxying to the gate.

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Does anyone have any pictures?
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Does anyone have any pictures?
Looks like a really, really, minor collision: https://www.namibian.com.na/85576/re...ankfurt-flight

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Old 17th Nov 2019, 21:10
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Originally Posted by GordonR_Cape View Post
Looks like a really, really, minor collision
As the saying goes, you should see the other guy.

Anyway, good to get confirmation that the Namibian wasn't departing, but had just landed. The collision appears to have occurred at M8, a designated hotspot.
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