British Airways A350 collides with Emirates 777 at Dubai

British Airways A350 at London Heathrow (Picture by Nick Morrish/British Airways)
British Airways A350 at London Heathrow (Picture by Nick Morrish/British Airways)

A British Airways Airbus A350 has collided with an Emirates Boeing 777 on the ground at Dubai International (DXB/OMDB).

The aircraft, G-XWBA, was due to operate British Airways flight BA106 to London Heathrow (LHR/EGLL).

An image posted on Twitter by @airline_kitty shows that both aircraft appear to have suffered damage to their horizontal stabilisers & elevators.

It is understood that the incident happened as the British Airways A350 was being pushed back from the stand ready for departure.

G-XWBA is one of British Airways newest aircraft. The A350-1000XWB was delivered in July 2019.

British Airways has confirmed that the aircraft was operating a cargo only flight so no passengers were onboard.

The airline said “Safety is always our highest priority. The aircraft will be fully assessed before it is cleared to fly”

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Nick is the senior reporter and editor at UK Aviation News as well as working freelance elsewhere. He has his finger firmly on the pulse on Aviation, not only in the UK but worldwide. Nick has been asked to speak in a professional capacity on LBC, Heart and other broadcast networks.