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Doha, Qatar - A Boeing 787-8 was whirled by strong winds and floated towards a parked Airbus A350 at the Hamad International Airport. Both aircraft suffered minor damage, Qatar Airways said.

The incident was recorded by a surveillance camera. The stationary 787 initially turned 90° to the left as a result of strong winds and then moved forward. The plane made a perpendicular contact with the A350’s right forward fuselage.

Thunderstorms affected Doha on April 30. The wind-speed reached up to 40kt from the south-east according to METAR data from Hamad international airport.

Qatar Airways said the 787 had been “parked securely” and chocked in accordance with guidelines from the aircraft maintenance manual.

According to images Images circulating in social media indicate that the Boeing 787-8, which was involved in the incident was A7-BCT. The registration of the Airbus A350 is unconfirmed.


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