Qatar Airways 787 Collides with A350 at Tarmac Due to Strong Winds

A Qatar Airways Boeing 787-8 collided with another Qatar Airways aircraft, an A350-900, at the Doha Hamad International Airport tarmac yesterday. Both airplanes were parked at the tarmac when strong winds of up to  113kph due to a violent storm dragged the 787, based on a report from Cranfield Analyst.

Photo credits: Cranfield Analyst Twitter
The strong winds blew the 787 causing it to rotate to 90 degrees in which the nose hit the right side of the fuselage of the A350.

The 787 involved in the incident has been in service with Qatar Airways for about 5 years already.

This is the third aircraft collision involving Airbus and Boeing aircraft on the ground. Just last month, a Cathay Pacific A350 and B777 collided at Hong Kong International Airport causing damage to their wingtip and horizontal stabilizers. Also on the same month, a British Airways A350's horizontal stabilizer leading edge collided with that of an Emirates B777 at Dubai International Airport.

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