Two of Chile’s LATAM Airlines Airbus A320s suffered minor damage to their wings after a collision with each other during pushback at Santiago de Chile Airport (SCL) in Chile.
The incident occurred at 11.30 am (GTM-3) on October 29, 2020. Two Airbus A320 aircraft, registered as CC-BAE and CC-BFL, collided with each other on the ground at Santiago de
Chile Airport (SCL). Both of the aircraft are owned by Chile’s LATAM Airlines, a Santiago-based air carrier.
According to the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGAC) report, while passengers were disembarking a parked Airbus A320 jet, registered as CC-BAE, another A320 plane, registered as CC-BFL, was being moved by the ground crew into the tarmac. The moving CC-BFL hit the left wing tip of the parked CC-BAE by the leading edge of its wing.
Two Airbus A320s of LATAM Chile (CC-BAE + CC-BFL) clipped wings in a taxi/pushback collision at gate 21A/B at Santiago de Chile Intl AP (SCEL). Damage occured to both wings. No one was hurt in the event. @cabrogoogleao@NuevoPudahuel @LATAM_CHI
— JACDEC (@JacdecNew) October 29, 2020
“While an aircraft was parked in parking lot No. 20, in the process of disembarking passengers, another LATAM aircraft entered into parking lot No. 21 without passengers or crew, collided with the wingtip of the parked aircraft,” in a report explained the DGAC.
The collision of two A320s resulted in minor damage to the wings of both planes, stated DGAC. Though, pictures on social media showed that after the impact, the parked CC-BAE lost a curved tip of its wing. Fortunately, no injuries were reported.
According to Planespotters.com data, LATAM’s Airbus A320, registered as CC-BAE, counts its 10th year in service, while the A320, registered as CC-BFL, is almost 8-year-old. LATAM Airlines Chile has a total of 61 Airbus family aircraft in the fleet.