Insult to injury – Qantas A380 and 747 clip wings at LAX
A Qantas A380 and 747-400 have clipped wings in a towing incident at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), the airline has confirmed.
“The wingtips of two Qantas aircraft, an A380 and B747, came into contact at approximately 9pm (local) while being towed out of the hangar in Los Angeles. No passengers were on board,” an spokesperson has confirmed in a statement issued Friday evening.
“Both aircraft have been assessed by engineers and as a result the 27 February QF94 (LAX-MEL) and QF16 (LAX-BNE) services have been cancelled.”
The A380, VH-OQI, was due to operate QF94 to Melbourne, while the 747-400ER, VH-OEI, was due to operate QF16 to Brisbane.
Qantas says no-one was injured in the incident, which has capped a horror week for Qantas after on Thursday announcing a first-half loss and 5,000 job cuts.