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A KLM Boeing 747-400 aircraft suffered engine damage Monday morning when it was hit by a high-loader on its No. 4 engine cowling while being towed at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (AMS).

The plane had just arrived at AMS from Johan Adolf Pengel International Airport (PBM) and was on the airport’s Romeo platform, a location usually occupied by parked freight flights, when the collision occurred.

courtesy of Airlive
courtesy of Airlive

The airline reported no passengers aboard the plane at the time of the collision. No one was injured despite severe damage to the engine and cowling. The damage to the cowling, which helps promote airflow to the engine while also protecting it, was said to be “significant.”  The plane, a Boeing 747-400, was reportedly on its way to be parked.

AMS is the third largest airport in the world and is a well-known place for AvGeeks to go plane spotting due to its high traffic and unique aircraft models. 

H/T: Airlive.com

Images by Omar R. via Airlive.com.

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