Planes collide at Scottish airport as investigation launched


A probe was launched after two planes collided with an airport Scotsman.A former Flybe Q400 plane hitting a parked Loganair jet as it prepared to depart in the dramatic incident in Aberdeen on Tuesday evening.

The workers’ fire and emergency workers from the airport rushed to the scene.

No one was injured as a result of the collision.

The Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) is seeking to establish the circumstances surrounding the incident which took place around 6 p.m.

An Aberdeen Airport spokesperson told Evening Express: “A moving plane struck from the aircraft.

“There were no passengers on board.”

An AAIB spokesperson told STV News: “All that is to say on behalf of the AAIB is that following an incident at Aberdeen airport this afternoon (Tuesday), the AAIB is initial inquiries and, at this point, there are no further comments. ”

A Loganair spokesperson said: “Just before 6 a.m. this evening (Tuesday) a Loganair Embraer 145 regional jet, parked with none of the passengers or crew on board, was struck by an older Flybe Q400 aircraft Bombardier, which we understand, was being prepared for departure after being stored at Aberdeen Airport.

“The nose of the Q400 aircraft hit the rear next to the Embraer’s port, becoming introduced below the lift and the main landing gear straight from the ground.

“The most important thing is that no one was injured in the incident, with the work crew on the ex-Flybe aircraft safe and good, still necessarily shaken by the accident.”

“The airport fire departments were present and the Air Accidents Investigation Branch was notified. An aircraft recovery operation is already in hand.

“We do not expect this unfortunate event to cause any disruption to customers on Loganair flights from Aberdeen, as we have aircraft waiting to meet our schedule.”

Traveler’s has shed light on the situation on social media.

“So much social distancing” a tweeted.


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