A380 and 787 Dreamliner collided at Changi Airport; No injuries reported
March 30, 2017
A Scoot Boeing 787 Dreamliner and an Emirates Airbus A380 collided in the early hours today at Singapore Changi Airport Terminal 1 while Emirates A380 was at standard pushback procedure and the Scoot 787 was taxiing for departure.
According to the Scoot spokesperson, the scoot flight ‘TZ188 bound for Tianjin, China, was taxiing before takeoff when the accident occurred at 1.40am. The flight was carrying 303 passengers along with 11 crews. All of them were safe and the passengers were shifted on another aircraft for a rescheduled flight at around 6am.
The Emirates Airbus A380 flight ‘EK405’ was bound for Dubai when the incident happened. There were no any injuries reported and the passengers were re-booked on other Emirates flight scheduled to depart later today. The spokesperson of the airline said that the aircraft was slightly damaged.
The Changi Airport Group (CAG) has issued an official statement on the incident:
“We have confirmed that an on-ground incident happened early this morning between Emirates EK405 that was bound for Dubai and Scoot TZ188 which was bound for Tianjin. A wing of each aircraft came into contact as they were respectively preparing for departure. There were no injuries.”
Both the aircraft are undergoing repairs. Changi Airport Group is collaborating with relevant authorities to investigate the incident.