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EVA 777-300ER wing damaged by pole strike

An EVA Air Boeing 777-300ER sustained damage to its right wing after hitting a lamp pole at Toronto's Pearson International airport.

The Taiwanese carrier says the incident happened on 2 December, when the aircraft was leaving the airport's de-icing area. The jet, registered B-16718, was operating flight BR35 to Taipei with 238 passengers and two infants onboard.

No one was injured in the incident, although the flight had to be cancelled.

"The aircraft is being repaired and inspected. Investigative authorities are looking into the incident," says EVA.

Flight Fleets Analyzer shows that the aircraft was built in 2014 and is owned by the Star Alliance carrier. It operates a total of 34 777-300ERs.

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