ALERT Premature cracks were found in the fuselage of a Qatar Airways A350

04/01/2021

Cracks were found in a Qatar Airways Airbus A350-900 reg. A7-ALL.

The 4.3 years old Airbus A350-900 suffered premature cracks in the composite fuselage. The aircraft (reg. A7-ALL, MSN 036) was supposed to be painted in FIFA World Cup 2022 livery at IAC Shannon.

The A350 will be ferried to TLS in the coming days for Airbus to inspect the issue and to be painted there. This is the same aircraft that suffered a ground contact incident while parked at Velana Airport, Maldives. in 2018

Featured photo: Leah O’ Carroll