Ramp strike damages Wow's first A320neo

Icelandic budget airline Wow Air's first Airbus A320neo has suffered ramp-collision damage just five months after the jet was delivered.

Transportation Safety Board of Canada has identified the aircraft as having struck a passenger boarding bridge at Montreal on 9 September.

It had arrived from Reykjavik with 143 passengers and six crew members, and had been following the parking line, says the authority in a bulletin.

The pilot was "following the marshaller's instructions", it adds, when the jet's left-hand CFM International Leap-1A engine hit the bridge.

None of the occupants was injured, but the engine intake sustained damage. The aircraft (TF-NEO) was delivered to the carrier in April via US lessor Air Lease.

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