Emirates aircraft damaged in collision at Singapore’s Changi Airport


Abdul Basit

Dubai: An unfortunate mishap damaged Emirates airline aircraft at Changi Airport in Singapore, the Dubai-based airline confirmed on Thursday.

It is reported that an Emirates aircraft was involved in an incident at Changi Airport in Singapore on Thursday morning. During the push back the Emirates plane was slightly damaged when it came in contact with another aircraft.

“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,” the Dubai airline said in a statement.

The second aircraft involved in the accident belonged to Scoot airlines, according to Strait Times.

“Flight TZ188, bound for Tianjin, China, was taxiing before take-off when the accident happened at 1.40am. All 303 passengers and 11 crew were safe and put on a replacement aircraft for a rescheduled flight at around 6am,” the newspaper reported on its website quoting a Scoot spokesman.

The spokesman said the left wing of the Scoot plane came into contact with the Emirates aircraft. The damaged plane is undergoing repairs,” the report added.