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VIDEO: Asiana A330 slices vertical fin off Turkish A321

An Asiana Airlines Airbus A330-300’s wing collided with the vertical stabilizer of a Turkish Airlines A321 at Istanbul Ataturk International airport on 13 May.

Video of the accident available on YouTube shows the A321 stationary, apparently parked short of its gate, as the forward fuselage of the A330 passes behind it. The right wing of the A330 contacts the A321’s vertical stabilizer, causing it to shear off. The Asiana aircraft comes to a stop shortly after, with some damage evident near the root of its wingtip.

Pictures on social media show that the A330 bears registration HL7792, while the A321 is registered TC-JMM.

Turkish Airlines acknowledged the accident in a statement, adding that there were no injuries to passengers and crew.

Asiana Airlines declined to comment when contacted by FlightGlobal, noting that the accident was being investigated by Turkish and South Korean authorities.

Flight Fleets Analyzer shows that the A330 is owned by AerCap, while the A321 is leased from DAE Capital.

UPDATED: Added comment from Turkish Airlines

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