Qantas A380, B747 collide under tow at LAX

No passengers on board but wingtips sustained damaged and two long haul flights cancelled as a result.


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An Airbus A380 superjumbo belonging to Australian airline Qantas collided with a B747-400 jumbo from the same airline while being towed at Los Angeles International airport late Thursday.

No passengers were onboard either of the large jets, but the wingtips of both aircraft were damaged and two long-haul flights to Australia were cancelled, the airline and airport said.

“An investigation is in progress” into the accident, which happened on a maintenance ramp last Thursday.