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An Asiana Airbus A330 slammed its wing into the tail of a Turkish Airlines Airbus A321 at Istanbul Atatürk Airport this Sunday afternoon, completely destroying the tail of the Turkish aircraft (registered TC-JMM). It is unclear as to what exactly happened, but FlightRadar24 data shows that the Asiana A330 bound for Seoul was beginning its taxi when it hit the A321 that was parked at its gate.
No injuries have been reported. The end of the A330’s wing struck the bottom half of the A321’s tail, slicing it off. The A330 registered as HL 7792 is now grounded in Istanbul where it will most likely receive extensive wing repairs. The A321, however, may not fly again in the near future as the tail and part of the APU have been destroyed.
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