On the 21st of March, an All Nippon Airways (ANA) Boeing 767-300F that was scheduled to operate a flight to Shanghai began pushing back when its tail hit a parked FedEx McDonnell Douglas MD-11F  at Tokyo Narita airport.

Data shows the ANA Boeing 767 was registered JA605F and the FedEx MD-11 was registered N623FE.

The pictures below highlight the areas damaged, being the rudder of the ANA Boeing 767 and number two engine of the FedEx MD-11F.

The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport, and Tourism as well as the Narita International Airport Company (NAA) have launched an investigation.

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Preliminary details outline the driver of the tow vehicle failing to notice the ground crew’s stop signal. Not noticing the MD-11F, the driver instructed the ANA 767 pilots that they were clear and pushback could be initiated.

As the accident happened on the taxiway, there was no impact on the Tokyo/Narita International Airport operations.

No ground crew were injured during the incident.