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Air France plane’s tail 'torn during taxiing'

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Krista Kuznecova
Country: France Aircraft: Airplanes Airline: Air France
Source: RT

The tail of an Air France Airbus A320 plane was reportedly damaged at Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris when it was hit by another aircraft of the same airline, according to images posted on social media.

The plane was being taxied to make a flight to Tunis when it was clipped by a Boeing 777-300ER from Dakar, French aviation enthusiast O-D'J'ice reported in a tweet.

Air France A320 F-GKXJ hit by 777 F-GZNT today at CDG@flightradar24@AirFranceFR@airlivenet@eurocontrolpic.twitter.com/3lAMXeMW5m

— O-D'J'ice (@JeanCesarCaron) May 11, 2016

He posted photos of the damaged plane with its tail visibly torn.

Aviation tracking site FlightRadar24 repots flight AF1084 status for Wednesday as "Unknown."

In March, an Air France passenger Airbus near Charles de Gaulle “nearly” collided with a drone, which as close as five meters to the jet, according to aviation authorities. Noticing the UAV, the crew had to disconnect the autopilot and proceed to land manually.

“Air France confirms that the tail fin of the Airbus A320 operating flight AF1084 leaving for Tunis was struck by the wing tip of a Boeing 777 at Paris Charles de Gaulle. The Boeing 777 was carrying no passengers and was being moved to a parking stand,” Air France said in a statement.



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