Air Canada Rouge and LOT Airlines’ planes clip wings at Toronto Pearson Airport

On the evening of Saturday the 5th of August, an Air Canda Rouge Boeing 767 and a LOT Polish Airlines Boeing 787 clipped wings at Toronto Pearson Airport’s Terminal 1. No one was injured in the incident.

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©Tom Podolec

 

LOT Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner SP-LRC (MSN 35940) was already parked at parking stand 180, after operating flight LO45. Air Canada Rouge Boeing 767-333(ER)(WL) C-FMWP had arrived from Punta Cana as AC1713.

As the Air Canada Rouge aircraft pulled into parking stand 181, the winglet on the left hand side wing sliced into the trailing edge of the LOT 787’s right hand side wingtip. The planes clipped wings at approximately 10:18pm local time.

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There were 286 passengers onboard the Air Canada Rouge Boeing 767 at the time of the incident. Nobody was injured, but the damaged winglet had to be replaced.

LOT flight LO46 to Warsaw was cancelled, as the whole wing had to be inspected after the incident. The incident aircraft, SP-LRC, has remained on the ground at Toronto-Pearson.

The incident is currently under investigation by the airlines and the Canadian Transport Safety Board.

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