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PIC: Brand new Swiss Airlines A330 damaged in Montreal

by Robeel Haq on Jun 19, 2013




Written by Robeel Haq, author of www.theaviationwriter.com and SEO Content Manager at Etihad Airways.

I’m feeling bad for the Swiss Airlines pilot on flight LX087 last week. What should have been a routine service from Montreal’s Pierre-Elliott-Trudeau International Airport turned into a mini disaster.

The pilot was transporting a little over 200 passengers to Zurich onboard a brand new Airbus A330-300, only a couple of months old.

However, while heading to the runway, the aircraft hit one of the airport’s boarding bridges. A number of photos have appeared online showing damage to the A330’s right wing tip.

I’ve included a photo on this page, click here for more. As a result of the wing being torn and twisted, the flight had to be cancelled, with passengers offered overnight hotel accommodation.

Not a great start for the young aircraft (HB-JHN). What are your thoughts on the story? How does such an accident happen? Leave your comments below and don’t forget to like my Facebook page for the latest aviation photos, videos and news stories. Click here to visit.
 


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