The accident, which was extremely rare, there has fortunately been no injuries. On Wednesday, a plane of the american airline company Delta Air Lines has struck a unit of Air France on the airport of Roissy-Charles de Gaulle airport, near Paris, said Thursday the French company.
“A slight shock occurred between one of our aircraft, an A330-200, and an aircraft company Delta Air Lines, during the phase of taxiing on taxiway” (taxiway aircraft in the airport, ed), explained to AFP a spokesman of Air France, confirming information Parisien.
An investigation has been opened
The wing of the american plane touched the tail of the Air France plane, which was leaving for Saint-Martin in the west Indies, on Wednesday at 10: 00, she said. “It is returned to its parking space autonomously, so that the ratp’s maintenance teams carry out the necessary checks,” noted the spokesperson. As for the passengers, they “were taken care of by Air France” and were able to fly to Saint-Martin on Thursday morning.
“We have launched an investigation to determine the causes of this incident,” she also noted. An investigation by the Office of investigation and analysis (BEA) has also been opened, for his part, said a spokesman for Aéroports de Paris (ADP), which declined to comment.