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Published: Sun, April 02, 2017
Economy | By Melissa Porter

Scoot, Emirates planes damaged in collision at Changi Airport; no injuries reported

Scoot, Emirates planes damaged in collision at Changi Airport; no injuries reported

A Scoot aircraft's left wing was damaged after it came into contact with an Emirates plane while taxiing to the airport's runway.

The damage to the wings of the Scoot airliner (left) and the Emirates airliner.

Passenger liners of Scoot and Emirates airlines collided last night in Singapore Changi airport, according to a representatives of the Singapore's budget airline.

EK405 was due to leave Changi about 1.40am local time.

No injuries were reported.

"Emirates apologies for any inconvenience caused, however, the safety of our passengers and crew is of utmost importance", said an Emirates spokesperson in a statement by email.

An Emirates spokesman said the plane was slightly damaged during pushback from the terminal.

A Scoot spokesman said all 303 passengers and 11 crew members were safe and placed on a replacement aircraft about 6am.

A spokesperson for Changi Airport Group said the effect on operations to the airport "was minimal", adding that it was working with the relevant authorities and parties to investigate the cause of the incident. Bad enough to have the passengers aboard the Emirates plane have their flights re-booked and scheduled to depart later today.

This is published unedited from the PTI feed.

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