Cathay Pacific Airbus A350 sinks into ground

A Cathay Pacific Airbus A350-900 has literally become grounded after the aircraft began to sink into the ground at Tel Aviv Airport.

The aircraft, registered B-LRX, was scheduled to operate flight CX676 to Hong Kong when the left main landing gear began to sink into the taxiway during pushback.

Cathay Pacific Airbus A350 sinks into ground

Side shot of the aircraft in the ground (The TLV Spotters – Facebook)

Cathay Pacific Airbus A350 sinks into ground

Due to the nature of the incident, passengers were removed from the flight to be put on another flight. The aircraft remained in place for a few hours afterwards.

The cause of the incident is likely a minor defect with the ground, which could have been caused by something simple like a sinkhole from inadequate drainage or a weakened asphalt base.

Information will be updated as more details are released.

 

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