On Friday, July 16th, an American Airlines Boeing 787 and an Aer Lingus Airbus A330 collided on the ground at Dublin Airport.
While the Dreamliner was being moved back from the stand, an American Airlines Boeing 787-8 toppled an Aer Lingus A330. The 787 was scheduled to take flight AA723 from Dublin to Philadelphia.
The right wingtip of the Boeing 787 toppled the Aer Lingus A330 while it was parked and no one was on board. The AA 787 had arrived at Dublin Airport in the morning from Philadelphia.
The event caused no injuries, and the American Airlines passengers were accommodated and rebooked on another trip. An American Airlines official said in a statement:
“All clients onboard have deplaned and returned to the terminal, and no injuries have been reported.” The plane has been pulled out of service to be serviced.
“We are providing our passengers with overnight accommodations and rebooking them on alternate flights departing tomorrow.” We appreciate our team members’ professionalism and apologize to our consumers for any inconvenience.”
The Irish Air Accident Investigation Unit is looking into the incident, and both planes have been grounded.