An Asiana Airlines Airbus A330-323 (HL7792) and a THY Turkish Airlines Airbus A321-231 (TC-JMM) suffered substantial damage in a ground contact accident at Istanbul-Atatürk International Airport, Turkey.
The Airbus A321 had arrived from Ercan as flight TK969 and turned towards the gate at Terminal A at 14:47 UTC. The aircraft stopped about 30 meters before the intended parking position at the gate.
At the same time the Airbus A330 had commenced taxiing along taxiway G to the runway. Flight OZ552 was returning to Seoul, South Korea. While taxiing past the A321, the right hand wing tip impacted the vertical stabilizer of TK969.
The A321’s vertical stabilizer was knocked over entirely and the A330’s wing tip sustained serious damage.