French Air Force Presidential Airbus A330 Aircraft Wing Crashed Into Hangar In Lebanon

French Air Force Presidential Airbus A330 Aircraft Wing Crashed Into Hangar In Lebanon
Credits: The Travelers Club

The French Presidential Airbus A330 suffered damage to the left-hand winglet when it struck the wall of a hangar during towing. The wingtip of the A330 has punctured a hole in a hangar after the incident.

The A332 arrived in Beirut on Monday under the callsign “COTAM 001” which is the ATC designation for any aircraft the President is flying onboard.

After this incident, the French President will return to France on a Dassault Falcon jet. According to reports, the aircraft was repaired by the engineers on-site.

The Airbus A330-200, with registration F-RARF, was delivered to the French Air Force back in October 2010. However, the aircraft was initially delivered to Swissair back in November 1998.

The aircraft was in service with Air Caraibes until May 2009 after Swiss. The aircraft was assembled in Toulouse, France, and is currently 21.9 years old.

The A332 arrived in Beirut on Monday under the callsign “COTAM 001” which is the ATC designation for any aircraft the President is flying onboard.

Early morning on Wednesday, the aircraft flew out of Beirut to somewhere near Amman, Jordan as tracked by FlightAware.

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