DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Two passenger jets from low-cost service FlyDubai and Bahrain-based Gulf Air collided with one another on the taxiway at Dubai Worldwide Airport early Thursday morning, although authorities reported no accidents within the incident.
FlyDubai mentioned considered one of its Boeing 737-800s heading to Kyrgyzstan discovered itself affected by ”a minor incident” and compelled to return to the stand. It mentioned passengers took a later flight, which departed six hours later.
“FlyDubai will work with the authorities to analyze the incident,” the airline mentioned, including that the collision broken a wingtip on one of many plane.
Gulf Air mentioned one its plane “was impacted on the tail by an plane of one other airline.” Gulf Air didn’t determine the plane concerned, however mentioned it was “working to reconnect all of the passengers to their closing locations.” Gulf Air flies passengers from Dubai Worldwide Airport onto its hub at Bahrain Worldwide Airport in Manama.
Dubai Worldwide Airport, the world’s busiest airport for worldwide journey earlier than the coronavirus pandemic, mentioned the collision pressured them to close down considered one of its two runways for 2 hours. It mentioned operations weren’t affected by the closure.