Second similar incident with CAL Airbus at Sydney within a month
By: Matthew Strong, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A total of 157 passengers had to spend an extra night in Sydney after their China Airlines (CAL) flight to Taiwan was hit on the tarmac by a truck, the Apple Daily reported Wednesday.
The collision was the second similar incident with a CAL Airbus in Sydney in less than a month.
In the latest accident, an Airbus A350-900 was due to take off from Sydney to Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport at 10:10 p.m. Tuesday when a truck employed by another airline hit the left side of its nose wheel, reports said.
By the time the inspection was finished, the airport had already closed for the night, forcing crew and passengers to spend a night at a nearby hotel, according to the Apple Daily. [FULL STORY]