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TARMAC HORROR AT HEATHROW!! Bewildered Passengers Watch Virgin 787 Jet Bump into Wing of BA’s Airbus

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An eye witness at the London Heathrow airport this morning, filed the report of a plane collision on the tarmac as the Virgin 787 jet hit the wing of British Airways Airbus A350 on the tarmac in the presence of stunned passengers

The Virgin Atlantic 787 had no one on board while pushing back from the terminal building at Heathrow Airport when it collided with a British Airways’ Airbus A350 causing damages to both aircraft.

The Virgin jet was reportedly being guided by a tug when its wing tip struck the tail of the parked BA Airbus jet, at terminal 3.

However, emergency services promptly raced to the incident scene following, the low-speed impact.
The empty Virgin Atlantic 787 was being towed from the stand at terminal 3 when it clipped the wingtip of a British Airways Airbus A350.

Emergency operatives at the London Heathrow tarmac in the morning today, Saturday 6th April 2024

A spokesperson for Virgin Atlantic thus volunteered, “The wingtip of one of our empty aircraft came into contact with another aircraft whilst being towed from the stand at London Heathrow Terminal 3”.

On the safety of crew and customers VA enthused, “The safety of our customers and crew is always our top priority. We can confirm no customers were on board the Virgin Atlantic aircraft during this time”.

In an attempt to determine the causative factors, a VA spokesperson added that, “We’ve commenced a full and thorough investigation. Our engineering teams are performing maintenance checks on the aircraft, which has been taken out of service.”

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