BA A350 G- XWBA clips EK B777 at DXB

Old Apr 14, 20, 5:08 am
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BA A350 G- XWBA clips EK B777 at DXB

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Seems like an A350 was damaged in a collision with a EK 777 at DXB, presumably while operating a cargo-only flight. Not sure if anyone knows what registration it is.

Source: https://twitter.com/alexinair/status/1250011438372081664?s=21

EDIT: seems to be XWBA

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Old Apr 14, 20, 5:12 am
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For once, it doesn't appear to be G-XWBD
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Old Apr 14, 20, 5:13 am
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G-XWBA I believe
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Old Apr 14, 20, 5:18 am
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Good job the wingwalker was awake then!
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Old Apr 14, 20, 5:48 am
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BA will be pleased, a grounded aircraft that they don't need anyway right now, that someone will be paying them handsomely for! (DNATA's insurer presumably).
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Old Apr 14, 20, 7:47 am
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XWBA clips a EK B777 in DXB

Just seen an update that XWBA has clipped the horizontal stabilisers of an EK B777 at Dubai airport. How this even possible in this day and age ?

Question is ... who’s picking up the bill for this?


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Old Apr 14, 20, 7:53 am
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G-XWBA hasn't had the best start in life, what with the flaps damage/check in August....
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Old Apr 14, 20, 7:55 am
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Something for the crash gang to go fix, but I believe they may have been stood down.
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Old Apr 14, 20, 7:58 am
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Already posted. I'll ask mods to merge etc

https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/brit...maged-dxb.html
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Old Apr 14, 20, 8:00 am
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Originally Posted by kosy91 View Post
How this even possible in this day and age ?
Question is ... who’s picking up the bill for this?
They probably hired some ground staff from IST.

DXB/DNATA's insurance will have to cover the bill.
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Old Apr 14, 20, 8:09 am
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​​​​​​Am sure the pax on both airliners were far from impressed! Not easy being a pax at this time and this incident not exactly helping.
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Old Apr 14, 20, 8:16 am
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Originally Posted by nivsy View Post
​​​​​​Am sure the pax on both airliners were far from impressed! Not easy being a pax at this time and this incident not exactly helping.
The BA aircraft was a cargo flight, unoccupied bar crew. The EK aircraft was empty having last operated the day before.
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Old Apr 14, 20, 8:22 am
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Was it XWBA which has had earlier ‘incidents’ or was it another frame ?
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Old Apr 14, 20, 8:28 am
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Were there any passengers on board either aircraft? I thought cargo only flights have been assigned a different flight number but it says in the tweet BA106 was cancelled. Either way that will be an expensive bill for the ground handling agent.
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Old Apr 14, 20, 8:34 am
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Was it XWBA which has had earlier ‘incidents’ or was it another frame ?
That was XWBD
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