Qatar Airways fires four pilots after Boeing 777F hits pole at Chicago Airport

Qatar Airways fired four pilots after they parked the plane at the wrong taxiway that hit the plane with the airport’s pole.

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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.

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