Ryanair planes collide at Dublin airport

One of the two aircrafts lost the tip of its wing

ryanair dublin airport collision

Two Ryanair planes collided at Dublin Airport this morning causing one plane to lose the tip of its wing.

One of the aircrafts was taxiing to a stand when the two planes clipped each other in the early hours of the morning, reports the Independent.

The incident happened at low speeds on the ground at the airport.

According to the Irish Mirror, emergency services attended the scene and no passenger were injured.

Flights were temporarily grounded but Dublin Airport later reported that it was "fully operational" shortly after the crash and to expect "minor delays".

Passengers also took to Twitter to voice their concerns.

Ryanair released a statement apologising to customers: "Two of our aircraft were taxiing slowly to the runway at Dublin Airport this morning.

"The winglet of one aircraft appears to have scraped the tail of the other.

"Both aircraft were under the instruction of Dublin Airport Air Traffic Control at the time.

"There was no impact on customers on board. Ryanair has contacted the IAA and is working with them to return both aircraft to stand.

"Normal operations have resumed at Dublin Airport. Affected customers will board two replacement aircraft which will depart to Brussels Charleroi and Edinburgh later this morning.

"Ryanair apologises sincerely to customers for any inconvenience."

According to the IAA, an investigation is now underway.

"The IAA can confirm that two aircraft were involved in an incident at Dublin Airport this morning and emergency services attended the scene.

"The Air Accident Investigation Unit (AAIU) of the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport has been notified and will conduct a further investigation.

"Dublin Airport is now fully operational, although passengers may anticipate some delays as a result of this morning's incident and are asked to check with their airlines directly for further information."

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