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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 164344
 
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Date:27-FEB-2014
Time:c. 21:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic A388 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Airbus A380-842
Owner/operator:Qantas
Registration: VH-OQI
MSN: 055
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Unknown
Location:Los Angeles International Airport, CA (LAX/KLAX) -   United States of America
Phase: Pushback / towing
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Los Angeles International Airport, CA (LAX/KLAX)
Destination airport:Melbourne (MEB)
Narrative:
The wing tips of two Qantas aircraft, an A380 (VH-OQI) and B747-400 (VH-OEI), came into contact at approximately 21:00 local time while being towed out of the hangar in Los Angeles, according to a statement from Qantas.
The A380 was being towed past the parked B747.
The A380 was due to operate flight QF94 to Melbourne, while the B747-400 was due to operate QF16 to Brisbane.

Sources:

https://www.qantasnewsroom.com.au/qantas-responds/statement-on-qf94-and-qf16-in-los-angeles
https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/qantas-a380-boeing-747-collide-los-angeles-airport-n40871


Images:

Photo of VH-OQI courtesy AirHistory.net


London - Heathrow (EGLL / LHR)
5 May 2019; (c) Chris Lofting

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
28-Feb-2014 14:13 harro Added

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