Published on July 16th, 2021 | by Alan Dwyer0
American Airlines Plane Hits Aer Lingus A330 at Dublin
An American Airlines Boeing 787 Dreamliner collided with a parked Aer Lingus Airbus A330 at Dublin Airport earlier today as it was being pushed back from the gate. The flight was getting ready to depart for Philadelphia when the incident happened shortly before 11.20 am. The wing of the American Airlines Dreamliner made contact with the winglet of a parked Aer Lingus A330 that was parked at a remote stand away from Terminal 2. There were no injuries to any of the passengers on the American Airlines aircraft.
A team from the Air Accident Investigation Unit (AAIU) was informed and made their way to the airport to inspect the damage before the aircraft could be moved. All the passengers were removed from the aircraft and bussed to the terminal around two hours after the incident and put up in nearby hotels for the night as the outbound flight was subsequently cancelled. The American Airlines aircraft was moved to another parking stand later in the afternoon.