KLM Boeing 747 jumbo suffers nose damage after clash with A330

A KLM Royal Dutch Airlines Boeing 747 aircraft suffered nose damage after a collision with another KLM Airbus 330 jet parked nearby at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport (AMS), the Netherlands. 

KLM Airbus A330, registered as PH-AOM, hit one of three retired KLM Boeing 747s while being towed from its parking place at AMS. The collision of two jets caused minor damage to the Boeing 747 nose leaving a dent on its fuselage. The incident occurred on November 15, 2020.

The video on social media shows how the left-wing of Airbus A330 wide-body slowly scratches the jumbo jet painted in KLM livery, leaving collision marks on the Boeing 747 nose. However, it is under the question of what exact damage suffered the A330.


KLM has a total of 3 passenger Boeing 747 jumbo jets (registered as PH-BFT, PH-BFV, and PH-BFW left in its fleet, all of which are currently stored at AMS. According to Planespotters.com data, the airline withdrew the two jumbos from service on October 25, 2020, while one of the Boeing 747 jets was retired a day earlier after almost 22 years in commercial flight service. 

It is speculated that the incident occurred due to the excessive workload of the ground staff at AMS.


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