Ryanair jet collides with Jet2 plane while taxiing in fog at East Midlands Airport

A RYANAIR plane crashed into a stationary jet while taxiing in fog at East Midlands airport earlier this morning.

The collision was spotted by a passenger waiting to take off on another plane shortly before 8AM.

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A spokesman for the airport said there was a “minor collision” but there were no passengers on either plane.

Passengers reported delays as a result of the crash but flights are now running as normal.

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One passenger took to Twitter and said: “A Ryanair plane has bumped a Jet2 one while taxiing here at East Midlands @ ema_airport been told to board but nothing is moving, frustrating!”

An East Midlands spokesman said: “A taxiing aircraft made contact with a stationary aircraft this morning on the central passenger apron at East Midlands Airport.

“There were no passengers on either aircraft and no one was injured. Flights are continuing as scheduled.”

Ryanair said: “One of our training aircraft was taxiing to stand at East Midlands (30 Apr) when its wing tip made contact with a Jet2 aircraft.

“This aircraft was under the instruction of East Midlands Traffic Control at the time and the crew were following correct taxi lines as per ATC procedure.

Jet2 were contacted by The Sun Online for comment.

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