Two Taxiing Aircraft Collide In Beijing, No Casualties

August 28, 2006 12:00 am Last Updated: August 28, 2006 12:00 am

CHINA–According to sources from China's Civil Aviation Administration, about 11:00 a.m. on August 27, 2006, an Airbus A320 from China Eastern Airlines scratched a Boeing 777 from China Southern Airlines while both aircraft were moving along the Beijing Capital International Airport. The tail fin (vertical stabilizer) of the A320 and the right wing of the Boeing 777 were damaged, but no one was injured.

The scheduled flights of the two aircrafts, from Beijing to Ningbo and from Beijing to Guangzhou respectively, were both delayed. The two airline companies later directed their passengers to other airlines. China's Civil Aviation Northern China Administration Bureau is investigating the cause of the accident.