Four pilots were fired by Qatar Airways after they parked a plane on the incorrect taxiway, causing it to collide with an airport pole.
The Boeing 777-200F operated by Qatar Airways Cargo collided with a light post at Chicago-O’Hare International Airport (ORD) in the United States, severely damaging its wings.
The incident happened on August 5 as flight QR8141 from Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport (ATL) to Chicago was being operated by the aircraft, registration A7-BFH.
The aircraft’s right wing collided with the pole as it was taxiing after touching down on runway 10C.
Qatar Airways can confirm that a cargo aircraft, QR8141 operating from Atlanta to Chicago, came into contact with a light post while taxiing at Chicago O’Hare and sustained some damage to the wing,” a Qatar Airways spokesperson told: “The incident is currently under investigation and we can confirm that no crew members were injured.”
A photo posted on social media demonstrated how the pole sunk deep into the leading edge of the wing.
Qatar Airways was contacted for more information