Korean Air Aircraft Collides with Cathay Pacific Plane During Pushback, Damaging Both

Korean Air (Airbus A330-300, registration HL7702)

Around 5:30 p.m. on January 16th, an incident occurred at New Chitose Airport where a Korean Air plane came into contact with a Cathay Pacific aircraft.

The Seoul/Incheon-bound Korean Air flight KE766 (Airbus A330-300, registration: HL7702) was pushing back for departure when its left wingtip struck the right tail fin and rear of the Cathay Pacific aircraft, arriving from Hong Kong on flight CX584 (Boeing 777-300, registration: B-HNW), causing damage to both planes.

According to Korean Air, no passengers or crew were injured. Hokkaido Broadcasting reports that there were no passengers or crew aboard the Cathay Pacific plane at the time of the incident.

Korean Air stated, “Following the guidance of relevant authorities, we are arranging alternate aircraft to accommodate our passengers and are responding accordingly.”

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