Two aircraft have been involved in what has been described as a minor collision at Teheran Imam Khomeini International Airport this morning.
The right winglet of a stationary Oman Air Boeing 737 aircraft, registered A4O-BV and operating flight WY462 to Muscat, was clipped by a Mahan Air’s A310 wing as it taxied past the Omani aircraft. The incident resulted in substantial damage for the Boeing 737.
A4O-BV registration belongs to a Boeing 737-800 delivered new to Oman Air less than two years ago.
An Oman Air spokesperson said:
“Oman Air flight WY 432, due to depart today from Tehran to Muscat, has been delayed as a result of an incident on the runway. No-one was hurt and no-one was at risk, but the aircraft must now be carefully inspected by Oman Air’s engineering team before it is declared fit to fly”.
Mahan Air A310’s wing collided this morning w/ Oman Air’s B739 winglets. Oman Air B739 visible damage.
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