2016-02-21 Ethiopian Boeing 787 hit airbridge at Harare

2016-02-21 Ethiopian Boeing 787 hit airbridge at Harare

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

Flight no.: ET 873
From: HAAB/ADD: Addis Ababa To: FVHA/HRE: Harare
Type: Passenger
Operator: Ethiopian Airlines

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Aircraft Involved

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Type: Boeing 787-800
Registration: ET-AOQ
Age a/c: 3,6 years
Constr. No.: 34745

Occupants & Casualties

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

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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