Two Qatar Airways planes have been filmed in a dramatic plane crash. The incident took place at Hamad International Airport in Qatar. The airline has been one of the few long-haul airlines to continue flying many of its regular routes during the pandemic.
Footage from the hub caught the shocking incident on camera from April 30.
One plane at the Qatari airport was seen slamming into another.
So what happened and what caused the crash?
A big storm in the Middle Eastern country sparked the incident.
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Flights: One plane at the Qatari airport was seen slamming into another
Flights: The plane then turns 90 degrees so its nose is facing the adjacent aircraft
As the violent weather battered the airport one of the aircraft broke loose.
Footage filmed during the storm shows the two planes parked next to each other.
As strong winds hit, the plane on the left – a Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner – can be seen breaking free.
The Dreamliner can carry up to 254 passengers and weighs a whopping 120 tonnes when empty.
Despite this huge weight, the video shows the aircraft starting to move from the force of the storm.
It then begins to turn on the tarmac.
The plane then turns 90 degrees so its nose is facing the adjacent aircraft.
Although the footage is hard to decipher due to the severity of the storm and the video quality, the loose plane can be seen directly heading for the other.
Flights: The plane rolls forward and collides into the body of the parked aircraft
The plane rolls forward and collides into the body of the parked aircraft.
Images taken in daylight after the accident depict the extent of the damage.
The front of the Dreamliner is clearly battered from the impact.
However, damage to the aircraft is considered minor, said Qatar Airways.
“During extreme weather conditions, with storms and high winds of 70 knots, a parked Qatar Airways 787-800 (sic) briefly shifted from its chocks and made contact with a QR A350-900,” the airline said in a statement.
“The aircraft had been parked securely and chocked in accordance with AMM (aircraft maintenance manual) guidelines while operations at the airport had been temporarily suspended due to the high winds.
“No passengers or crew were on board at the time and the aircraft suffered only minor damage.”