The right wing of a Cathay Pacific Airways Boeing 777-367ER sustained serious damage after impacting a floodlight pole during pushback at Rome’s Fiumicino Airport in Italy yesterday (15 August).
The Aviation Safety Network said the aircraft arrived as flight CX293 from Hong Kong at 07:20h local time and parked on remote stand 835.
That same morning the aircraft was to be towed to a departure gate for boarding of the return flight back to Hong Kong International Airport (CX292) but during towing, the right hand wing was backed into a floodlight pole, causing severe damage.
There were no injuries sustained by any crew or passengers in the incident.
(Pictured above is a Cathay Pacific Boeing 777-300ER)