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Ryanair Planes Collide While Taxiing on Runway in Dublin

By    |   Tuesday, 07 Oct 2014 12:20 PM

Two Ryanair planes collided on the runway at an Irish airport on Tuesday, tearing the wing off one of the jets and embedding it in the other's. No injuries were reported.

One of the passengers aboard the plane snapped a picture of the damage and posted it to Twitter immediately after it occurred. The Dublin Airport soon after reported on the social network that the incident was resolved.



"Two of our aircraft were taxiing slowly to the runway at Dublin Airport this morning," the airline's spokeswoman said in a statement, according to The Irish Mirror.

"The winglet of one aircraft appears to have scraped the tail of the other. Both aircraft were under the instruction of Dublin Airport Air Traffic Control at the time. There was no impact on customers on board and Ryanair contacted the IAA and worked with them to return both aircraft to stand. Affected customers disembarked, were provided with refreshment vouchers and boarded two replacement aircraft . . . Ryanair apologises sincerely to customers for any inconvenience."

According to RTE.ie, Ryanair Chief Marketing Officer Kenny Jacobs described the collision as "not that big an incident, and passengers need not be concerned about safety."

Edinburgh-bound passenger Andrea Cunningham reported that she "thought the plane was going a little bit too fast before the plane was taking off. You could feel the plane tug and then we stopped. We were on the plane for about an hour, maybe short of an hour."



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