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AUA plane out of action after runway crash

By Rachael Williams

An Austrian Airlines aircraft has been left damaged at Vienna’s International Airport in Schwechat for the second time in 3 months.

An Austrian Airlines spokesperson confirmed a report in the aviation magazine "Austrian Wings" that the plane had been damaged by a luggage cart . The Boeing 737-800 is currently being repaired.

The spokeswoman said that the the luggage cart caused a rip in the aircraft skin near the cargo door of the aircraft. She pointed out that the airline had a good relationship with the airport and that handling the damage would be managed as a partnership.

The same plane had already been damaged in October when the right wing of a Fokker 100 collided with the left side of the plane as it was being pulled back into the hanger.

The aircraft is scheduled to be back in service this weekend.

Vienna Times






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