Aerolíneas Argentinas B737-700 rolls in wind gust, hits ground vehicles 

From X // @AndrewsAbreu

An Aerolíneas Argentinas Boeing 737-700 (registration LV-CAD) was damaged on the night of December 16-17, 2023, at Buenos Aires’ Aeroparque (AEP) airport, after getting caught on a wind gust [A previous version of this story mentioned Buenos Aires Ezeiza international airport (EZE) as the location of this incident. We have since amended it – Note Ed.]

Video footage has emerged of the aircraft, which was parked on the apron, becoming loose and performing an almost 90 degree turn to its right side. During this movement the aircraft hit a ladder several other pieces of ground support equipment that were stationed next to it.

Images that appeared later on social media showed the wing of the affected Boeing 737-700 having suffered extensive damage.

Winds of up to 140 km/h were registered at the Buenos Aires two commercial airports, Ezeiza (EZE) and Aeroparque (AEP), causing a yet-to-be-determined amount of damage to ground facilities as well.

The Argentinian capital and other nearby regions of Argentina have been affected by strong storms that have caused several deaths and caused a large amount of material damage. 

Aerolíneas Argentinas operates a fleet of 46 Boeing 737 aircraft, of which eight are of the –700 version like the one involved in this incident (the others being 31 B737-800 and 8 B737 MAX 8). 

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