Qatar Airways fired four pilots after they parked the plane at the wrong taxiway that hit the plane with the airport’s pole.
Qatar Airways Cargo Boeing 777-200F suffered substantial wing damage after colliding with a light pole at Chicago-O’Hare International Airport (ORD) in the United States.
The incident occurred on August 5 as the aircraft, registered A7-BFH, had carried out flight QR8141 from Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport (ATL) to Chicago.
While taxiing after landing on runway 10C, the right wing of the aircraft crashed into the pole.
Qatar Airways can confirm that a cargo aircraft, QR8141 operating from Atlanta to Chicago, came into contact with a light post while taxiing at Chicago O’Hare and sustained some damage to the wing,” a Qatar Airways spokesperson told AeroTime. “The incident is currently under investigation and we can confirm that no crew members were injured.”
A picture shared on social media showed that the pole became deeply embedded into the leading edge of the wing.
Qatar Airways Cargo Boeing 777-200F (A7-BFH, built 2015) operating on flight #QR8141 from Atlanta sustained major wing damage when it hit a pole during taxi after landing runway 10C at Chicago-O'Hare (KORD), IL. @MZulqarnainBut1 pic.twitter.com/Erm4iSAO3T
— JACDEC (@JacdecNew) August 7, 2022