Parked BA 777 damaged in ground collision at Luanda

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One of British Airways' Boeing 777-200s has suffered wing damage after being struck while parked by a taxiing aircraft in Angola.

While the extent of the damage is unclear, British Airways says it was forced to cancel its BA076 service from Luanda to London Heathrow as a result of the 27 June accident.

The twin-jet had been parked empty when it was "hit on its wing" by an aircraft arriving from China.

While BA has not identified this aircraft, Hainan Airlines operates an Airbus A340 service to Luanda from Beijing.

BA says 204 passengers had been due to travel on the weekly service. A spokeswoman for the carrier says the airline has "done everything we can" for those affected.

It has not stated when the 777 will return to service. The condition of the second aircraft is unclear.