AMSTERDAM AIRPORT SCHIPHOL – February 13, 2019. This morning a Boeing 747 and 787 Dreamliner from KLM collided with each other during pushback and taxiing at Schiphol Airport. As a result, the airliners were damaged. No passengers or crew members were injured.
The Boeing 747-400 (reg. PH-BFV) was at the point for departure to Los Angeles and the Boeing 787-900 (reg. PH-BHA) to Atlanta, according to a KLM spokesperson.
Because the two aircraft could not longer fly, the passengers were rebooked onto other flights. The 747 had its winglet damaged, and the 787 its stabilizer.
KLM calls the incident ‘very annoying’. “KLM could not say anything about the cause of the incident. “The aircraft are carefully checked and therefore remain on the ground for the time being.” Air traffic control is investigating the incident to ‘learn from this for the future’.
The Dutch Safety Board (OVV) has been informed of the incident and is requesting information from the parties concerned, according to a spokesperson for the OVV. Based on that information, the Board will decide whether they will initiate an investigation.
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