Ryanair plane crashed into Primer on runway at Stansted Airport
FR205 Ryanair flight crashed into a Primera flight on the runway at Stansted Airport
FR205 Ryanair flight to Dublin was waiting for permission to take off
when it was shunted from behind by a Primera flight to Malaga taxiing behind it.
No injuries were reported.
Three fire engines quickly appeared on the scene, seemingly as a precaution, although there appeared to be no sign of danger.
The back doors of the plane could not be opened, so passengers were gradually evacuated from the back of the plane up to the front door “to avoid tipping issues”, according to cabin crew.
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A statement from 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 stabilizer.
“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 minimize delay, customers will transfer to a replacement aircraft later this morning.”
“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.”