An Airbus A380 touring Asia suffered the aircraft’s first public incident as it was being readied for a demonstration flight at Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi Airport. The aircraft was taxiing when the left wingtip fence struck a maintenance hangar. Airline officials blamed the incident on a lack of familiarity with the aircraft’s size on the part of the crew at the time; the infrastructure at the airport is designed for the A380. A Thai Airways International captain was at the controls, with ...


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