30 Mar

The Emirates Airbus 380 – flight EK405 – was bound for Dubai when the incident occured.

An Emirates plane and a Scoot aircraft came into contact in the early hours of Thursday at Changi Airport.

The Emirates Airbus 380 – flight EK405 – was bound for Dubai when the incident occured.

An Emirates spokesperson told Khaleej Times:

“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.

Emirates apologises for any inconvenience caused, however the safety of our passengers and crew is of utmost importance.”

Meanwhile a Scoot spokesman told The Straits Times that the flight TZ188, bound for Tianjin, China, 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.

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.

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