A Qantas A380 and 747 have clipped wings at LAX.


New York (AirGuide Features - Inside Air Travel) Fri, Feb 28, 2014 - A Qantas A380-800 and a 747-400ER have clipped wings in a towing incident at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), the airline has confirmed. No passengers were onboard either of the large jets, but the wingtips of both aircraft were damaged and two long-haul flights to Australia were cancelled, the airline and airport said. aAn investigation is in progressa into the accident, which happened on a maintenance ramp at about 9.30 p.m. local time Thursday (12.30 a.m. ET Friday), LAX said in a statement. aThe wingtips of two Qantas aircraft, an A380 and B747, came into contact at approximately 9pm (local) while being towed out of the hangar in Los Angeles. No passengers were on board,a an spokesperson has confirmed in a statement issued Friday evening. aBoth aircraft have been assessed by engineers and as a result the Feb. 27 QF94 (LAX-MEL) and QF16 (LAX-BNE) services have been cancelled.a The A380-800 (tail number VH-OQI) was due to operate QF94 to...

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