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  • Chibuzo Ofulue

Trouble for Ethiopian Airlines as Newly-delivered A350 Damaged in Ramp Mishap

Ethiopian Airlines' newest Airbus A350-900 has been damaged by ground contact from a Turkish Airlines freighter at Kinshasa, less than eight weeks after delivery.

Both aircraft arrived at the Democratic Republic of Congo's capital N'djili airport on 27 November.

The Turkish A330-200F's right-hand winglet appears to have struck the A350's left-hand elevator, resulting in damage, images circulating on social media indicate.

Ethiopian's aircraft (ET-AWO) had been formally handed over to the carrier on 4 October, Airbus's official records show.

Turkish Airlines received the A330 freighter involved (TC-JOV) in April 2016.

Circumstances of the accident have yet to be detailed by investigating authorities.