Update on Hong Kong Express Ground Collision

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.

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Two HK Express Airbus A321s collided on the ground in Hong Kong | @JacdecNew via Twitter

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.

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Both A321s are operated by the airline on lease | (c) HK Express

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.

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Cathay Boeing 777 and Airbus A350 were involved in a ground collision earlier this year | © Travel Radar

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Sharad Ranabhat
Sharad Ranabhat
Web Editor - Based in Nepal, Sharad has a passion for data-driven analysis with a strong focus on aviation and travel. Having written for Airlive, Sam Chui, Aviation Nepal and others, he aims to improve his content and knowledge of the industry through editing with Travel Radar


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