An Air Europa Boeing 737 has been involved in taxiing accident, colliding with a Condor Boeing 757 at Palma De Mallorca Airport (PMI). Both aircraft received structural damage in this morning’s ground collision.
Taxiing accident Palma De Mallorca
Video footage of the ground incident shows the left-hand winglet assembly of the Air Europa 737-800, registered EC-MJU, embedded in the starboard horizontal stabilizer assembly of the stationary Condor 757-300, registered D-ABOJ.
It appears that the Air Europa narrowbody jet had either been manoeuvring around and behind the larger stationary Condor aircraft, or was being pushed back at the time of the collision.
The incident unfolded at around 09:00 local time this morning at Mallorca’s Palma De Mallorca Airport (PMI).
It is understood that both aircraft were being prepared for departure. The Condor aircraft was scheduled to conduct a flight to Frankfurt, which had now been reportedly delayed until later this afternoon.
The Air Europa 737 was to conduct a flight to Barcelona, which has now been cancelled.
Both aircraft involved in the ground collision will have been rendered unserviceable by the damage sustained. The Civil Aviation Accident and Incident Investigation Commission (CIAIAC) will carry out an investigation of the accident.
About Air Europa
Air Europa is the third-largest Spanish airline after Iberia and Vueling. It is a flag carrier of Spain and is headquartered in Llucmajor, Mallorca. Air Europa is a member of the SkyTeam alliance and operates a fleet of over 60 aircraft.
The carrier flies to over 130 destinations in Europe, the Americas, Africa, and the Middle East. Its main hub is Adolfo Suárez Madrid–Barajas Airport in Madrid, and its other hubs are Palma de Mallorca Airport and Tenerife South Airport.
Condor Flugdienst GmbH is a German leisure airline established in 1955 with Frankfurt Airport being its main base.
Condor offers scheduled flights to leisure destinations and operates, from Germany, medium-haul flights to the Mediterranean Basin and the Canary Islands as well as long-haul flights to destinations in Africa, Asia, North America, South America and the Caribbean.
The leisure carrier operates a fleet of over 90 aircraft, including Airbus A320 family, Airbus A321neo, Airbus A330-300, and Airbus A330-900neo aircraft. The airline offers three classes of service: Economy Class, Premium Economy Class, and Business Class.
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