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Two planes 'clip each other' on runway at Stansted airport

No injuries have been reported Credit: Twitter/@OHV73

Two planes have clipped each other while preparing to take off from Stansted Airport.

The wing of a Primera flight to Malaga clipped the tail of a Dublin-bound Ryanair aircraft as they were taxiing to the runway around 9.15am this morning (25 May).

Stansted Airport said no one was injured in the "minor airfield incident".

No injuries have been reported and no evacuation was required from either aircraft.

As a precaution, airfield operations were briefly suspended, but all flights have now resumed.

– Stansted Airport

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In a statement Ryanair said: "One of our aircraft was stationary at the designated holding point on the taxiway at London Stansted Airport this morning when the winglet of a Primera Air aircraft taxiing behind scraped its tail stabiliser.

"Both aircraft were under the instruction of London Stansted Air Traffic Control at the time.

"The Ryanair aircraft returned to stand to be inspected by Ryanair engineers.

"To minimise delay, customers will transfer to a replacement aircraft later this morning."