Icelandair Boeing 757-200 was damaged on the ground after arrival at Heathrow airport. Another aircraft hit the fin of Icelandair’s plane. The return flight is cancelled, and the plane will be grounded until the end of the investigation.
Icelandair Boeing 757-200 with registration TF-FIK has arrived at Heathrow airport (ICAO: EGLL) as ICE454 from Keflavik (ICAO: BIKF) at 18:47UTC on 28.September. While on the gate during ground service, it was hit by Korean Air Boeing 777-300ER with registration HL7782, taxiing out on the flight to Seoul/Incheon (ICAO: RKSI).
It is not clear at the moment how extensive the damage is, Icelandair communication manager Guðni Sigurðsson told Flugblogg. However, the return flight ICE455 was cancelled. “We are investigating the possibility to send another plane to pick up the passengers of the return flight from Heathrow, but most probably the curfew hours in the British airport will not allow doing this”, Guðni Sigurðsson said.
Boeing 757-200 “Bláfjall” with registration TF-FIK and serial number 26254 performed its first flight in 1999. It flies in Icelandair since 2011.