Two Ryanair planes have been damaged in a collision at Stansted in Essex, one of the country's busiest airports.
Passengers faced delays of up to three hours after a Warsaw-bound plane and an aircraft from Frankfurt that had just landed, collided in the parking area of the Airport at about 6.45am.
The crash occurred when the wing tip of one plane and the tail cone of another "made contact", Ryanair said.
No one was injured on the ground or in either aircraft.
Parents are due to stage a protest this afternoon against plans to relocate their children's school.
Essex County Council says there are too few children in the catchment area of Farnham Primary's current site at Bishop's Stortford while nearby Stansted is experiencing an increase in demand for places.
It hopes to move the school to St John's Road in the nearby village.
Parents opposed to the proposal plan to hold a demonstration at the end of the school day.
Stansted Airport has not been earmarked for expansion in a report released a few moments ago.
The shortlist of airport expansion options has been drawn up by a government-appointed commission.
It has instead recommended the expansion of Heathrow and Gatwick Airports.
Campaigners trying to prevent the expansion of Stansted Airport will go to the High Court today in their latest move.
Stop Stansted Expansion claims that work carried out by the Airports Commission is biased and needs to be redone. The Commission has been looking at the best way of improving airport capacity for London.
Plans for a six hundred million pound rail improvement scheme that would speed up journey times to Stansted Airport will be discussed today.
The airport is holding its annual Transport Forum. Delegates will be hearing from the London First group which is calling for train links with the airport to be upgraded.
A second aircraft carrying aid to the Philippines is preparing to leave from Stansted Airport.
Oxfam and Save the Children are sending 38 tonnes of supplies to survivors, after the country was hit by Typhoon Haiyan.
It will be the second aid filled aircraft that has left from the Essex based airport in the last week.
Oxfam said the delay was necessary, in order to make sure workers in the Philippines were ready with the lorries, fuel and manpower to receive it.
A leading firm of architects says a new airport in the Thames estuary would solve the need for more runway capacity in the East of England.
Designers at Foster and Partners have drawn up plans for a four runway Thames Hub airport which they say would cost £20 billion to build.
Earlier this week a group of economists said building an extra runway at Stansted would contribute almost £6 billion a year to the region's economy
It's no heavier than a bag of sugar, but could help prevent a repeat of the travel chaos that affected thousands of us back in 2010.
EasyJet, which operates hundreds of flights a day from Stansted and Southend, has been trialling a new piece of technology, to help them detect and avoid volcanic ash.
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A plane's being prepared at Stansted airport, ready to take aid to victims of Typhoon Haiyan.
The aid project is being co-ordinated by the Red Cross. Two million people have been left displaced and homeless in the Philippines by the storm.
Building another runway at Stansted would create 30,000 jobs and bring £6bn into the East's economy according to a new report.
The report by Oxford Economics looks at a number of growth options for the Essex airport, including turning it into a five runway super hub. Sarah Beecroft reports.