Published On: Thu, Sep 25th, 2014

Dreamliner Arke damaged at Hato

ArkeWILELMSTAD - The Boeing 787 Dreamliner belonging to the Dutch airline Arkefly and a ground vehicle were involved in an accident on the platform of the Curacao Airport. The Dreamliner was damaged. The passengers have therefore been delayed for almost a day.

The aircraft was damaged yesterday by a so-called high loader, a truck bearing a lift to be able to supply the aircraft. A spokesman for Arke said that the damage is small and the aircraft can safely be flown to Amsterdam. The delay was because of the meticulous research which was done on the damage. The passengers will be picked up at their hotel and are expected to depart today to Schiphol.

Arke is currently the only Dutch airline with a Dreamliner. In mid-December, the second Boeing Dreamliner is expected. The last Dreamliner will be delivered in March of next year.

Photo credit: Roger Cannegieter

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