TAP Air An Airbus A330-900neo aircraft from Portugal, Flight TP1477, this Saturday morning (01/05/2021), with registration number CS-TUJ, was flying between Lisbon and Bissau when it was towed to Osvaldo Vieira International Airport. But faced an incident, Guinea-Bissau.
The aircraft was heading to the parking lot and hit its left winglet in the airport lamp post, the same being separated from the aircraft.
There was no other damage other than the materials, which will now be resolved by a TAP maintenance team that will travel to Guinea-Bissau in Africa this weekend. TAP does not have technical support in the city of Bissau.
TAP started flights to Bissau three times a week on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. But due to lack of demand for the route, they decided to merge the Thursday and Saturday flights into one, and to do so they started using a larger aircraft, the A330-900neo, during the day. On Tuesday, the flight stays with the Airbus A320 aircraft at night.
The flight had 232 passengers and 247 were to be taken to Lisbon.
TAP is making it possible for another aircraft and crew to travel this Saturday (01) to passengers waiting for the Bissau-Lisbon flight, the same aircraft will carry a maintenance team and the necessary materials to fix the damage to the aircraft Event to do.