2016-01-27 two China Eastern Airbus damaged in ground collision at Shanghai
Both aircraft clipped wings at lower speed causing damage to the wings. It is understood that no one was hurt in the event.
The incoming Airbus A319 proceeded to its gate 270 near Terminal 2 at Shanghai Hongqiao Airport, when the A320 was beginning its pushback from the neighbor gate 269.
Both wingtips collided when the aircraft were abeam.
According to images, both shartlets sustained significant impact damage.
The A319 was arriving from Xi’an on flight MU 2153, while the A320 was to fly to Xi’an as well operating on flight MU 2154.
The wing damage is being assessed. Both aircraft were taken out of service.
Date: 2016-01-27 Time: 12:00
Location: ZSSS SHA Shanghai Hongqiao
Flight phase: TXI – Taxi, Power Back
Damage to a/c: minor
Flight no.: MU 2153
From: ZLXY/XIY: Xi’an Xianyang To: ZSSS/SHA: Shanghai Hongqiao
Operator: China Eastern Airlines
Flight no.: MU 2154
From: ZSSS/SHA: Shanghai Hongqiao To: ZLXY/XIY: Xi’an Xianyang
Operator: China Eastern Airlines
Type: Airbus A319
Age a/c: 1,2 years
Constr. No.: 6269
Type: Airbus A320
Age a/c: 2,3 years
Constr. No.: 5711
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JACDEC 25-year Statistics :
- 28th safety occurence for the operator
- 130th safety occurence of type (A319)
- 466th safety occurence of type (A320)
- 9th Safety occurence at Shanghai Hongqiao AP
- 1st safety occurence for both aircraft in question
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