Two Bamboo Airways Airbus A321s sustained minor damages in a ground collision at Hanoi-No Bai International Airport.
Bamboo Airways A321neo, with registration VN-A222, was being pushed back from its gate to operate flight QH1621 when it struck another Airbus A321neo with registration VN-590, which was parked at the time of the collision.
Both aircraft sustained scratches and repairable damage to the fuselage as a result of the collision. The incident took place at 7:15 on 2nd November, as confirmed by Mr Tran Hoai Phuong, the Northern Airport Authority Director.
Two Baboo Airways Airbus A321NEO (VN-A222 and VN-590) sustained repairable damage in a ground collision at Hanoi-No Bai Intl Airport (VNNB). Flight #QH1621 (VN-A222) was pushing back from its gate when it hit the stationary VN-590. https://t.co/eV4yQg1eEr pic.twitter.com/hiHe9J4Wzy
— JACDEC (@JacdecNew) November 2, 2021
In a statement, Bamboo Airways spokesperson said:
“Bamboo Airways sincerely apologizes to passengers for the unexpected incident, and at the same time, would like to thank passengers of flight QH1621 for understanding, sympathy, and cooperation in the process of changing planes to make the journey.”
The flight QH1621 to Duong Dong in Phu Quoc was delayed and was later performed by a replacement A321neo with registration VN-A888. The Vietnamese Civil Aviation Authority said that the incident occurred due to non-compliance with the proper operational protocol.