Sunday, January 26, 2014

Air Do Boeing 767 suffers ground accident.

Early in the morning of January 20th, around 0245 local time, AIRDO's (HD/ADO) (d.b.a. Air Do) Boeing 767-381 JA601A was involved in an accident on the tarmac at Tokyo/Haneda (HND/RJTT) when a ground-handling vehicle came in contact with the aircraft. According to the airline, the B767 suffered a 60 x 60 cm hole plus some cracks on the lower part of the aft fuselage.

Due to the accident, Air Do has canceled around four to eight flights a day since that date. Passengers with tickets are being reassigned to other flights, as well as Air Do's own extra flights. The Hokkaido-based carrier originally announced it would take at least 10 days to repair, but now it seems they aren't sure how long it will take. Air Do's fleet currently consists of two B767-300ERs, two B767-300s (including JA601A), four B737-700s, and six B737-500s.

Source: Air Do (PDF; in Japanese)

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