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Stansted: Investigators probe airport plane crash

13:42 29 June 2014

Stansted Airport

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Air accident investigators are trying to establish what caused two Ryanair planes to collide at Stansted Airport.

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Passengers faced delays of up to three hours after a Warsaw-bound plane and an aircraft that had landed from Frankfurt Hahn collided in the parking area at about 6.45am yesterday.

The crash happened when the wing tip of one plane and the tail cone of another “made contact”, Ryanair said.

Essex Police said routine breath tests on both pilots returned zero readings and no one was hurt.

Both of the planes were Boeing 737-800 models, which can carry up to 189 passengers, Ryanair confirmed.

Airline spokesman Robin Kiely apologised for any inconvenience and said customers were disembarked and boarded two replacement aircraft which departed Stansted with a delay of approximately three hours.

Stansted airport spokesman Chris Wiggan said both planes suffered some damage but there were no reported injuries to passengers or crew.

An Essex police spokesman said: “Two Ryanair aircraft struck each other on the ground at Stansted Airport shortly before 7am on Saturday.

“Officers from Essex Police carried out routine breath tests on both pilots who returned zero readings.

“No one was injured on the ground or in either aircraft.”

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