TUI UK 787 Involved in Door Mishap at Birmingham Airport

TUI UK 787 Involved in Door Mishap at Birmingham Airport
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James Field - Editor in Chief 2 Min Read
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Photos have emerged of a TUI UK Boeing 787 Dreamliner being involved in a door mishap at Birmingham Airport.

TUI UK 787 Involved in Door Mishap at Birmingham Airport…


TUI UK 787 Involved in Door Mishap at Birmingham Airport
TUI UK 787 Involved in Door Mishap at Birmingham Airport
Photo Credit: Unknown (Sourced from WhatsApp).

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It is understood that the aircraft involved is named Neil, which would be registered as G-TUIF.

As per data from Planespotters.net, G-TUIF is a 9.6 year old Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner that started out life with the carrier under the Thomson Airways brand back in July 2014.

The jet was handed over to the current TUI UK subsidiary back in October 2017, where it has been since.

Of the 787 variant, the UK subsidiary to the travel group has eight of the -8 variant, and five of the -9 variant at the time of writing.

There isn’t much detail about this incident as of yet, but from the images, it looks like the door had a form of collision with the air stairs at Birmingham Airport.

Data from RadarBox.com suggests that this incident may have happened in the early hours of yesterday morning following the completion of BY243 from Cancun into Birmingham Airport.

At this time, it is unclear what the extent of the damage is, as well as how long this will take to repair before the aircraft is deemed commercially fit to return to service.

As soon as we acquire more information pertinent to this incident, then we will update the piece accordingly.

This is a developing story.

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