Aer Lingus transatlantic services were severely disrupted in early January when two of its Airbus A330s were involved in a bizarre collision due to freak winds at the airline's Dublin base on 1 January. The winds of more than 70kt (130km/h) and gusting up to hurricane force blew an A330-200 parked at Dublin's Pier B around by 90¡, wedging its nose under the wing of an A330-300. Passengers for flights to Boston and New York Kennedy were about to embark on the aircraft. Both aircraft were taken out of service for inspection, forcing the airline to cancel a number transatlantic flights. One A330 has been returned to service, while the other is undergoing repairs.
Source: Flight International