Flight bound for London Gatwick collides another aircraft at Amsterdam airport

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An easyJet flight bound for London Gatwick has collided with another aircraft at Amsterdam airport, causing hours of delays for passengers but no reported injuries.

One passenger on board the aircraft to London said he experienced "a bit of a jolt" after the collision but added it was "nothing unusual".

He said those on board were forced to wait for more than an hour on the tarmac while staff worked out how to deal with the incident.

The passenger added that those due to fly on the easyJet service were facing a total delay of around five hours as a result of the collision, but said "I'm just happy everyone is OK".

LVNL, the Dutch air control authority, said the planes collided during "pushback", the process by which the plane reverses away from the gate before take-off.

KLM said passengers on its plane - which was due for Madrid - had already been put on a replacement flight to their destination.

It is currently unclear how much damage was caused to either aircraft during the incident.