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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 197150
Last updated: 22 October 2021
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Time:c. 22:15 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic B788 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner
Owner/operator:LOT Polish Airlines
Registration: SP-LRC
MSN: 35940/86
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Minor
Location:Toronto-Pearson International Airport, ON (YYZ/CYYZ) -   Canada
Phase: Standing
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Toronto-Pearson International Airport, ON (YYZ/CYYZ)
Destination airport:Warszawa-Frédéric Chopin Airport (WAW/EPWA)
Air Canada Rouge flight AC1713, a Boeing 767-300ER, (C-FMWP), suffered a ground contact incident when parking at spot 181 (Terminal 1) after landing at Toronto-Pearson International Airport, Canada.
The left hand winglet cut into the right hand wing tip of a LOT Polish Airlines Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner (SP-LRC), that was positioned at parking spot 180 (Terminal 1). This aircraft was preparing for departure back to Warsaw, Poland as flight LO46.

The Teamsters Union suggested in a Facebook page that the incident happened as LO46 was being pushed back by 'an untrained manager'.
An official for Swissport, that was handling LO46, stated by quoting TSB that the incident occurred as the Boeing 767 was being parked. He further stated that LO46 was parked correctly at the gate and that the airplane was being loaded at the time.
This was confirmed by a passenger who tweeted that the boarding process was ongoing as the incident occurred.

It was noted after subsequent investigation that if a Boeing 787-8 was parked in spot 180, spot 181 cannot accommodate any widebody aircraft and the spot is only available to narrowbody aircraft such as Airbus A319, A320, A321.

The Air Canada Rouge Boeing 767-300ER (C-FMWP) was returned to service on the morning of 7 August 2017 with the damage on the winglet patched. As of 19 August 2017, the LOT Polish Airlines Boeing 787-800 (SP-LRC) has not returned to service, and remains on the ground in Toronto.
B787 resumed normal operation as LO46 from Toronto to Warsaw on August 22nd.


Greater Toronto AIrports Authority Aircraft Gate Parking Guides (Gates 180, 180A, 181, 181A)



Photo of SP-LRC courtesy

Warsaw - Ok?cie / Frederic Chopin (EPWA / WAW)
22 August 2018; (c) Michiel van Herten

Revision history:

06-Aug-2017 14:59 harro Added
06-Aug-2017 15:03 harro Updated [Operator, Embed code, Narrative]
06-Aug-2017 18:15 harro Updated [Source, Narrative]
20-Aug-2017 06:56 Anon. Updated [Source, Narrative]
25-Aug-2017 13:00 Anon. Updated [Narrative]

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