British Airways Airbus A350-1000 slightly damaged during hard landing at Tel Aviv Airport

British Airways A350 at London Heathrow on 29 July 2019
(Picture by Nick Morrish/British Airways)

On 19 January, a British Airways Airbus A350-1000 (G-XWBD) operated flight BA163 between London Heathrow, United Kingdom and Tel Aviv, Israel.

During landing at Tel Aviv, however, the aircraft suffered a hard landing. A passenger reported that the ceiling panels in the rear galley came down. writes that hard landing checks revealed damage to the aircraft. Maintenance traveled to Tel Aviv to assess the aircraft, the damage was assessed minor.

On 21 January, the aircraft was ferried back to London to operate a London Heathrow – Tel Aviv – London Heathrow on 22 January.

Only a few months ago, the aircraft was damaged during a paint shop mishap.


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