Emirates has removed one of its Airbus A380 aircraft from service after an incident in which a scissor-lift catering truck collapsed at Toronto, damaging the right wing.
The aircraft, registered A6-EDE, had been parked at gate 173 of Terminal 1 when the incident happened at 19:44 on 7 December.
Transport Canada investigators state, in an incident filing, that the aircraft was being prepared for a return service to Dubai and that the catering truck was servicing the upper deck at the time.
It was accessing the second door on the upper right-hand side when, says the filing, the scissor jack of the vehicle "reportedly failed and the truck body fell".
The filing says it came down on the leading edge of the inboard starboard wing and wing root, damaging it.
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Joint venture CLS Catering Services - a tie-up between Cathay Pacific and LSG Sky Chefs - was operating the truck.
No passengers were on board the aircraft at the time which was to have operated as flight EK242. Emirates has withdrawn the jet pending an examination to assess the extent of the damage.