July23 , 2021

2 airplanes collide at Dubai’s primary airport; no accidents

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DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Two passenger jets from low-cost provider FlyDubai and Bahrain-based Gulf Air collided with one another on the taxiway at Dubai Worldwide Airport early Thursday morning, although authorities reported no accidents within the incident.

FlyDubai stated one in every of its Boeing 737-800s heading to Kyrgyzstan discovered itself affected by ”a minor incident” and compelled to return to the stand. It stated passengers took a later flight, which departed six hours later.

“FlyDubai will work with the authorities to analyze the incident,” the airline stated, including that the collision broken a wingtip on one of many plane.

Gulf Air stated one its plane “was impacted on the tail by an plane of one other airline.” Gulf Air didn’t establish the plane concerned, however stated it was “working to reconnect all of the passengers to their ultimate locations.” Gulf Air flies passengers from Dubai Worldwide Airport onto its hub at Bahrain Worldwide Airport in Manama.

Dubai Worldwide Airport, the world’s busiest airport for worldwide journey earlier than the coronavirus pandemic, stated the collision compelled them to close down one in every of its two runways for 2 hours. It stated operations weren’t affected by the closure.