Myanmar Airbus jets damaged in ground collision

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Two Airbus aircraft operated by carriers in Myanmar have been damaged in a ground collision, apparently at Yangon.

The accident involved a Golden Myanmar Airlines A320 (XY-AGT), the nose of which came into contact with the rear starboard fuselage of a Myanmar Airways International A319 (XY-AGR).

Myanmar Airways International says the accident occurred during towing. Its aircraft suffered damage to the fuselage, in the region of frames 62-71, its landing-gear and a rear lavatory.

The Golden Myanmar twinjet lost its radome in the collision, it adds.

Images from the scene show a towbar attached to the A320's nose-gear, and the A320’s radome on the ground beneath the A319’s tail section. There is no immediate indication of any injuries.

Flightglobal's Ascend Online database lists the A320 as a 10-year old airframe, leased from CIT, and powered by International Aero Engines V2500s. The 12-year old A319 is a CFM International CFM56-powered twinjet formerly owned by Fly Leasing but subsequently sold to Air KBZ.