Two HK Express Airbus A321s had collided on the ground at Hong Kong International Airport last week. However, no injuries were reported. Both of the aircraft were not carrying passengers. The left wing of one of the HK Express A321 aircraft crashed into the nose of another HK Express A321 aircraft.
HK Express confirmed that both passenger planes were towed at the Hong Kong International Airport that morning and no one was injured in the incident. The incident happened on the 12th of August. As of now, the cause of the incident is still under investigation.
The Aircraft Involve
The two aircraft involved, B-LEG and B-LEF are both operated by Hong Kong Express on lease. However, they have not flown any flights since late March. Both of the A321-200s were delivered to the Cathay Pacific low-cost arm back in 2017 and are currently around 3 years old.
The low-cost arm suspended all operations in March, after the global outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic. The carrier has since begun resuming flight operations in early August 2020.
What the airline has to say…
Regarding the incident, an airline spokesperson said:
“While a Hong Kong Express aircraft without passengers onboard was being towed on the taxiway by ground handling staff of China Aircraft Services Limited, it collided with a parked aircraft, also of the same airline.” “The airline is currently communicating with its service provider and undertaking a detailed investigation of the incident.”
Not the first incident this year in Hong Kong…
Back in April, a Cathay Pacific Boeing 777 and an Airbus A350 aircraft were involved in a similar ground collision. In the incident, the Cathay Boeing 777 had received tailplane damage after colliding with the Airbus A350 aircraft.