LONDON (Sunday, June 29) - Reported by madn3wz
Authorities are investigating the cause behind the collision of two Ryanair jets at the London's Stansted Airport, one of the country's busiest airports, early in the morning on Saturday.
|Two Ryanair Jets Collided at Stansted Airport, London|
According to details; the incident happened at around 6:45 a.m. when a Warsaw-bound Boeing 737-800 collided with a Boeing 737-800 from Frankfurt Hahn. The plane bound for Warsaw was heading to runway to take-off when it struck against the other that had just landed.
The wing tip of one plane and the tail cone of another "made contact", said Ryanair spokes person Robin Kiely.
"This morning at London Stansted the wing tip and tail cone of two Ryanair aircraft made contact while one aircraft was taxiing to stand and the other was commencing pushback from stand," said Kiely in an official statement.
Both planes carried 189 passengers but fortunately no one was injured in the incident, an airport spokesperson confirmed. Eyewitnesses, who was aboard Warsaw-bound flight, tweeted that police helped passengers off the planes.
Passengers of the out bound flight faced delays of up to three hours before they were boarded again on another plane to fly for the destination - Warsaw.
The BBC News reported that Essex Police conducted "routine breath tests" on both pilots following the accident, but foundno evidence of alcohol consumption.
The 'Air Accident Investigating Board' has been probing into the incident to establish the real cause behind tragedy.