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Iberia Airbus A350 Hits the Pole on the Ground at Peru Airport

LIMA- OneWorld Alliance member carrier, Iberia (IB) Airbus A350 hits the pole at JCapitán FAP Renán Elías Olivera Airport (PIO) in Lima, Peru.

Lima Airport has recently faced issues with faulty runway lighting, following this many flights were diverted to nearby airports in Peru and other South American countries.

OneWorld Alliance member carrier, Iberia (IB) Airbus A350 hits the pole at JCapitán FAP Renán Elías Olivera Airport (PIO) in Lima, Peru.
Photo: By Anna Zvereva from Tallinn, Estonia – Iberia, EC-NDR, Airbus A350-941, CC BY-SA 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=87516755

Iberia A350 Hits Pole

On June 2, 2024, the European carrier, Iberia flight from Adolfo Suárez Madrid–Barajas Airport to Jorge Chávez International Airport, Lima was one of the many who earlier diverted to nearby Capitán FAP Renán Elías Olivera Airport (PIO).

But while taxiing the aircraft at the PIO airport, the pilot mistakenly hit the wing with a pole. Following this, the wing sustained damage.

According to FlightRadar24 data, 96-year-old airline, Iberia Flight IB6659 took off from Madrid at 12:02 PM UTC, and after being airborne for almost 12 hours, the flight was forced to divert to a nearby airport.

The Airbus A350-900 registered as EC-OCR, which is just a 7-month-old aircraft, and entered service in October 2023 landed safely at PIO airport at 12:25 AM UTC.

This is not the first time that aircraft has hit the objects on the ground or collided with each other during pushback or taxing.

OneWorld Alliance member carrier, Iberia (IB) Airbus A350 hits the pole at JCapitán FAP Renán Elías Olivera Airport (PIO) in Lima, Peru.
Photo: By Anna Zvereva – https://www.flickr.com/photos/130961247@N06/28193134160/, CC BY-SA 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=112728194

Similar Incidents

In August 2022, a Qatar Airways Cargo flight operated by Boeing 777 collided with a light pole at Chicago O’Hare Airport (ORD). Following this right wing sustained major damage and the aircraft was grounded for a few days.

In April 2024, A collision occurred between a Virgin Atlantic (VS) Boeing 787 and a British Airways (BA) Airbus A350 at London Heathrow Airport (LHR) prompting a significant emergency response.

In May 2024, Atlas Air (5Y) Boeing 747 operating flight to Miami (MIA) was diverted to  Fort Lauderdale (FLL), and while taxiing wing tip collided with one of the Hangar structures.

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