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Cathay Pacific 777 damaged at Rome

Incident occurred at the Italian capital's Fiumicino airport on Aug. 15.

A groundhandling incident led to “serious damage” to the wing of a Cathay Pacific Boeing 777-300ER at Rome’s Fiumicino airport Aug. 15, according to the Aviation Safety Network (ASN).

ASN said that the aircraft, B-KPY, a six-year-old machine powered by GE90-115B engines, had arrived at 0720 local as flight CX239 from Hong Kong and was originally parked on a remote stand.

While being moved to a departure gate for the return flight later the same morning, it was being pushed back when the aircraft’s right wing struck a floodlight pole, causing the damage.

Nobody was injured in the incident.

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