Cathay Pacific 777 sustains “serious damage” to its right wing in pushback

posted on 16th August 2018 by Justin Burns
Cathay Pacific 777 sustains "serious damage" to its right wing in pushback

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)