Two Ryanair planes’ wingtips collide at Dublin Airport

7 October 2014 (Last Updated October 7th, 2014 18:30)

Two Ryanair planes sustained minor damages after they clipped each other while taxiing at Dublin Airport in Ireland.

Two Ryanair planes sustained minor damages after they clipped each other while taxiing at Dublin Airport in Ireland.

No passengers were injured as a result of the accident, but the airport reported minor flight delays.

Both Boeing 737 planes were departing from the airport when the collision happened. While one of the flights was heading to Edinburgh, Scotland, the other was heading to Charleroi, Belgium. Both flights were said to be carrying 100 passengers each.

"Ryanair has contacted the IAA and is working with them to return both aircraft to stand and allow normal operations at Dublin Airport to resume."

The Irish Aviation Authority (IAA) confirmed the incident and said that the Air Accident Investigation Unit (AAIU) of the Irish Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport had been notified and will conduct a further investigation.

In a statement, Ryanair said: "Two of our aircraft were taxiing slowly to the runway at Dublin Airport this morning. The winglet of one aircraft appears to have scraped the tail of the other.

"There was no impact on customers on board. Ryanair has contacted the IAA and is working with them to return both aircraft to stand and allow normal operations at Dublin Airport to resume."