British Airways A350, Emirates 777 involved in incident at Dubai International

A British Airways Airbus A350-1000 was involved in an incident at Dubai International Airport when its horizontal stabilizer hit an Emirates 777-300ER. The incident, which has been confirmed by British Airways, occurred last night.

Photo by @airline_kitty via Twitter

As demand for passenger air travel continues to reduce, airlines have turned to cargo operations to maintain at least a certain amount of profit. This includes British Airways, who this morning were scheduled to fly between Dubai and London.

Photo by @airline_kitty via Twitter

The aircraft, which has been grounded following the incident for damage assessment, was registered G-XWBA and was due to operate BA flight 106. The aircraft had arrived in Dubai on 13 April at 06:27.

In a statement to AeroNewsX, a British Airways spokesperson confirmed: "Safety is always our highest priority. The aircraft will be fully assessed before it is cleared to fly."

The British Airways aircraft came in contact with an Emirates Boeing 777-300ER registered A6-EBR. The plane was not scheduled to operate any services, according to FlightRadar24 data. A6-EBR is a 13 year old airframe.

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