A British Airways Boeing 787 Dreamliner was caught on the grass, reportedly after a tug pushed the aircraft a tad bit too far.
The British Airways 787, registered G-ZBKP, arrived at Edmonton International Airport (YEG) in Canada on June 2 from London’s Heathrow Airport (LHR). It was scheduled to leave the capital of Alberta, Canada on June 4, 2020, but its journey was cut short. Flight tracking data picked up the aircraft at 1:01 AM local time (UTC -6), as it was pushed back from its departure gate at YEG, flightradar24.com data showcases. After a brief, 2-minute stint, the flight stopped abruptly, as the Dreamliner ended up stuck in the mud off the taxiway.
The Boeing 787 Dreamliner, Manufacturer Serial Number (MSN) 38632, was delivered to the London-based airline in December 2016, from Boeing’s factory in Everett, Washington.
AeroTime News approached British Airways and Edmonton International Airport for comment.
Edmonton— Airline Kitty (@airline_kitty) June 4, 2020
Tug pushed too far! Poor Dreamliner… #BA #787 pic.twitter.com/gJjPhj0VOw
British Airways has quite a track record with the newest generation of wide-body aircraft. One particular example is an Airbus A350-1000 XWB (registered G-XWBD), which was involved in four separate incidents over a period of three months. One of the incidents was eerily similar to the 787’s “oopsie” in Edmonton, where the aircraft was pushed back too much and it became stuck.