2016-01-27 two China Eastern Airbus damaged in ground collision at Shanghai

2016-01-27 two China Eastern Airbus damaged in ground collision at Shanghai

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
Country: China
Flight phase: TXI – Taxi, Power Back
Damage to a/c: minor

Flight 1
Flight no.: MU 2153
From: ZLXY/XIY: Xi’an Xianyang To: ZSSS/SHA: Shanghai Hongqiao
Type: Passenger
Operator: China Eastern Airlines

Flight 2
Flight no.: MU 2154
From: ZSSS/SHA: Shanghai Hongqiao To: ZLXY/XIY: Xi’an Xianyang
Type: Passenger
Operator: China Eastern Airlines

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Aircraft Involved

© Y Shual | Jetphotos.net

Type: Airbus A319
Registration: B-6466
Age a/c: 1,2 years
Constr. No.: 6269

© J Seba | Planespotters.net

Type: Airbus A320
Registration: B-9975
Age a/c: 2,3 years
Constr. No.: 5711

Occupants & Casualties

Crew Pax Other Total
Occupants 0
Fatalities 0 0 0 0
Injuries  0 0 0 0

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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