Taxiing plane bumps into another at Beijing airport
  • This Section
  • Latest
  • Web Wrap
Last Updated: Saturday, July 31, 2010, 19:19
Beijing: A plane taxiing at the Beijing Capital International Airport bumped into a stationary plane on Saturday due to thick fog, but no was injured in the incident.

The wing tip of the taxiing Singapore Airlines Boeing 777 scraped a wing on the tail of an Air China Boeing 737 800 waiting on the taxiway, an Air China official said.

An official from the Civil Aviation Administration of China said pilot error was the likely cause of the accident.

He was quoted as saying by Xinhua news agency that an investigation has been launched into the incident.

Visibility at the airport was reduced at the time because of fog.

Air China arranged for another plane to fly the passengers on Flight CA901 to Ulan Bator while the scraped plane was grounded for checks and repairs, Xinhua reported.

Operations at the airport were not affected by the accident, an official from Beijing Capital International Airport said.


First Published: Saturday, July 31, 2010, 19:19

comments powered by Disqus