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.
Narita Havalimanı'nda ANA Cargo'a ait B763F tipi JA605F tescilli uçak NH8517 Şangay seferi için push-back yaparken, park halindeki FedEx'e ait MD-11F tipi N623FE tescilli uçağa çarptı
ANA uçağının dikey stabilizer, FedEx uçağının 3. motoru hasar aldı
[via FlyTeam Jp] pic.twitter.com/J7XBJb8I4h
— HavArenaMedya (@HavArenaMedya) March 22, 2019
The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport, and Tourism as well as the Narita International Airport Company (NAA) have launched an investigation.
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.