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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 173006
Last updated: 11 December 2017
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Date:12-JAN-2015
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic B772 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 777-236ER
Owner/operator:British Airways
Registration: G-VIIG
C/n / msn: 27489
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Other fatalities:0
Airplane damage: Minor
Location:BA Maintenance Base, London Heathrow Airport, Hounslow, Middlesex -   United Kingdom
Phase: Pushback / towing
Nature:-
Departure airport:London (Heathrow) Airport (LHR/EGLL)
Destination airport:
Narrative:
A British Airways plane hit a hangar at Heathrow Airport, while being towed away for routine maintenance. As the Boeing 777-200 aircraft was being towed towards a hangar, someone misjudged the distance and the plane's wing clipped the wall of a nearby building. There were no injuries from the collision, and the airport and airline continued to operate normally for the rest of the day.

A BA spokesperson stated: 'The tip of one of our aircraft's wings was damaged as it was being towed to our engineering base for routine maintenance. Our engineers are working to repair it. The aircraft will then be fully inspected before returning to service. Our flight schedule continues to run as planned.'

UPDATE: Report dated 20 February 2015..."British Airways Boeing 777-236ER G-VIIG, which has been under maintenance at London Heathrow since its left wing scraped a hangar on January 5th, returned to service this evening operating BA105 London Heathrow Dubai".

Sources:

1. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/travel/travel_news/article-2906965/It-came-BA-plane-crashes-Heathrow-Airport-hangar-routine-maintenance-engineers-work-do.html#ixzz3OqMPDHvA
2. http://news.sky.com/story/1406446/bang-british-airways-plane-hits-hangar
3. http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/pictured-ba-plane-wing-smashes-4965400
4. http://www.thebasource.com/british-airways-b777-200er-g-viig-heathrow-hangar-scrape/
5. http://www.thebasource.com/british-airways-b777-200er-g-viig-returns-from-heathrow-maintenance/


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
15-Jan-2015 00:10 Dr. John Smith Added
15-Jan-2015 00:11 Dr. John Smith Updated [Narrative]
20-Jan-2015 19:49 89.155.137.96 Updated [Registration, Cn]
20-Jan-2015 19:50 harro Updated [Aircraft type, Registration]
20-Jan-2015 19:50 harro Updated [Nature]
20-Aug-2015 16:16 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source, Embed code, Narrative]

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