Video: One Airbus Shears Off The Tail Of Another

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Authorities in Turkey are investigating why an Asiana Airlines Airbus 330-300 sheared off the vertical stabilizer of a parked Turkish A321 in Istanbul over the weekend. Video taken of the incident reveals that the Asiana flight was taxiing for a flight to Seoul when it struck the other airplane parked in an alleyway. No one was hurt in the incident.

The Turkish aircraft’s vertical stabilizer collapsed and folded over the fuselage, although the base of it appeared to remain attached. According to Flightradar 24, the damaged A321 was manufactured in 2006 and acquired by Turkish Airlines in 2014. The Korea Times said Asiana confirmed that its aircraft struck the Turkish airplane and this caused a fire in the stub of the stabilizer that’s just visible in the video.

Comments (3)

Exceeded Lateral load factor of 1.4.

Posted by: Rafael Sierra | May 15, 2018 9:10 AM    Report this comment

The TAL A321 Appears to have [been?] stopped short of the parking ramp... and its V stab was clearly in the 'taxi' foul lane. On the other hand the Asiana crew was complacent and pressumed clearance.

Posted by: Wil Taylor | May 15, 2018 12:17 PM    Report this comment

Appatently, Asiana crews can't land OR taxi in CAVU conditions.

Posted by: YARS (Tom Yarsley) | May 15, 2018 1:26 PM    Report this comment

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