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Two Ryanair planes damaged in collision at Stansted Airport

No one was injured in the incident.

Image: Mark Stedman/Photocall Ireland

TWO RYANAIR AIRPLANES have been damaged in a collision today at Stansted Airport.

The wing tip of one plane and the tail cone of another aircraft made contact in the accident. The wing of the plane that was damaged was ripped.

A spokesperson for Ryanair confirmed the incident took place today, stating:

This morning at London Stansted the wing tip and tail cone of two Ryanair aircraft made contact while one aircraft was taxing to stand and the other was commencing push back from stand.

Customers disembarked the plane and boarded two replacement aircraft which departed Stansted with a delay of approximately three hours, said Ryanair.

“Our Stansted based engineering team are currently investigating and will repair both aircraft and return them to service as soon as possible. Ryanair sincerely apologises to affected customers for any inconvenience,” said the spokesperson.

An eyewitness on board the Warsaw-bound airplane, took the following photos after he said he heard a loud bang.

The Essex police said no one was injured in the incident. Stanstead Airport is operating as normal today. An Air Accident Investigation Branch investigation into the accident is taking place.

First published 15.41pm

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