Scoot, Emirates planes involved in minor collision at Changi Airport


A Changi Airport spokesperson told CNBC that there were no injuries and passengers aboard the Emirates plane were re-booked on other flights scheduled to depart later on Thursday.

Singaporean budget carrier Scoot made contact with an Emirates aircraft during early hours Thursday at Changi Airport, Singapore.

The spokesman said the left wing of the Scoot plane came into contact with the Emirates aircraft.

The Scoot TZ188 flight, which was originally scheduled to leave at 1.30am, was rescheduled to to "around 6am" on a replacement aircraft.

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The Emirates Airbus 380 - flight EK405 - was bound for Dubai when the incident occured. All 303 guests aboard are safe.

And she said, "Emirates apologises for any inconvenience caused".

As a result, all affected passengers have been rebooked on alternative flights.

An airport spokesman said the airport was working with authorities to investigate the incident.

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A Scoot spokesman said the left wing of the Scoot plane came into contact with the Emirates aircraft.

CAG is also working with authorities to investigate the incident, the spokesperson added.

It was subsequently rescheduled to around 6am on a replacement aircraft, while the affected plane underwent fix.

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