Emirates A380 collides with another plane in Singapore
An Emirates A380 and Scoot Airlines Boeing 787 were damaged Thursday when they collided during ground manoeuvres at Singapore’s Changi Airport.
Emirates flight EK405 bound for Dubai and Scoot flight TZ188 bound for Tianjin in China collided while the A380 was being pushed back from the terminal.
"Emirates flight EK405 from Singapore to Dubai on 30 March was slightly damaged during pushback. Engineering inspections determined that some repairs will be required and as a result all our affected passengers have now been rebooked on alternative flights,” an Emirates spokesperson told Khaleej Times.
“Emirates apologises for any inconvenience caused, however the safety of our passengers and crew is of utmost importance," the statement added.
The Straits Times quotes a Scoot spokesperson as saying that flight TZ188 was taxiing before take-off when the accident happened at 1.40am.
All 303 passengers and 11 crew are safe and they were put on a replacement aircraft for a rescheduled flight at around 6am. Similarly, no injuries were reported aboard the Emirates aircraft.
The spokesman said the left wing of the Scoot plane came into contact with the Emirates aircraft. The damaged plane is undergoing repairs.
"We are working with the relevant authorities to investigate the cause of the incident" she said.
A spokesman for Changi Airport Group said passengers aboard were re-booked on other Emirates flights scheduled to depart later the same day, the report added.
The airport is working with relevant authorities to investigate the incident, he said.