2016-02-21 Ethiopian Boeing 787 hit airbridge at Harare
The left engine cowling was damaged when it struck by an airbridge during taxi at Harare Airport, Zimbawe. There were no injuries.
When the 787 approached its parking stand #6 in front of the main terminal, when its left engine collided with the adjacent airbridge causing resulting in a large dent in the cowling.
There were no reported injuries in this event.
The next sector flight to Lusaka was cancelled and the aircraft was taken out of service awaiting repairs.
Date: 2016-02-21 Time: 12:45
Location: FVHA HRE Harare
Flight phase: TXI – Taxi, Power Back
Damage to a/c: minor
Flight no.: ET 873
From: HAAB/ADD: Addis Ababa To: FVHA/HRE: Harare
Operator: Ethiopian Airlines
Type: Boeing 787-800
Age a/c: 3,6 years
Constr. No.: 34745
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JACDEC 25-year Statistics :
- 34th safety occurence for the operator
- 20th safety occurence of type (B787)
- 5th Safety occurence at Harare Intl Airport
- 1st safety occurence for aircraft in question
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