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Last updated: 18 November 2019
Status:Preliminary
Date:Wednesday 15 August 2018
Type:Silhouette image of generic B77W model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 777-367ER
Operator:Cathay Pacific Airways
Registration: B-KPY
C/n / msn: 37899/991
First flight: 2012-01-26 (6 years 7 months)
Engines: 2 General Electric GE90-115B
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Roma-Fiumicino Airport (FCO) (   Italy)
Phase: Pushback / towing (PBT)
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Roma-Fiumicino Airport (FCO/LIRF), Italy
Destination airport:Hong Kong-Chek Lap Kok International Airport (HKG/VHHH), Hong Kong
Flightnumber:CX292
Narrative:
The right hand wing of a Cathay Pacific Airways Boeing 777-367ER sustained serious damage after impacting a floodlight pole during pushback at Rome's Fiumicino Airport, Italy.
The aircraft arrived as Cathay Pacific flight 293 from Hong Kong at 07:20 local time. The aircraft parked on remote stand 835. That same morning the aircraft was to be towed to a departure gate for boarding of the return flight back to Hong Kong (CX292).
During towing, the right hand wing was backed into a floodlight pole, causing severe damage. There were no personal injuries.

Classification:
Collision with pole or wires
Damaged on the ground

Sources:
» scmp.com


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Distance from Roma-Fiumicino Airport to Hong Kong-Chek Lap Kok International Airport as the crow flies is 9218 km (5761 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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