Push-Back Incident Damages 747 and 787

Two KLM aircraft clipped wings on the ramp at Schiphol Airport this morning, February 13. The event occurred during pushback and caused damage to both aircraft. The winglet of a 747 and to horizontal stabilizer of a 787 were damaged. Both flights were cancelled and passengers rebooked onto other flights.

A statement from KLM said: “This morning, the wings of two KLM aircraft collided during push-back. This caused damage to the wing tips. Both aircraft are now grounded for repair. The safety of the passengers has never been compromised. The aircraft were on their way to Atlanta and Los Angeles. The passengers are being rebooked so that they can continue their journey as quickly as possible.