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Korean, Asiana jets in minor collision at Gimpo

A Korean Air Boeing 777-200ER has sustained damage to its empennage after a minor collison with an Asiana Airlines Airbus A330 while they were being towed at Seoul Gimpo International airport.

News reports from Korea indicate that the tail of the 777, registered HL7764 (MSN 34214), struck the wing of the Asiana A330 (HL8286; MSN:4264) shortly after 9am local time on 26 June.

Asiana says that its A330 was "being towed along the designated path according to the guidance from the air traffic control tower" at the time of the collision. Korean Air says that its aircraft was "fully stopped when the contact between the two aircraft was made".

Pictures from the scene show damage to the rear of the left horizontal stabiliser and tailcone of the 777, but it was not clear what damage – if any – the A330 received.

There were no passengers on board either jet, and no injuries were reported. An investigation into the accident is underway.

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