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24 April 2024

Dubai-bound Emirates aircraft 'slightly damaged' in Singapore

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By Wam/Staff

Emirates flight EK405 from Singapore to Dubai was slightly damaged during pushback on Thursday, an Emirates spokesman has confirmed.

According to reports, the Emirates aircraft made contact with Singapore's Scoot TZ188, which was bound for Tianjin.

The on-ground incident occured at Singapore's Changi Airport.

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In a statement, the spokesperson said, "Engineering inspections determined that some repairs will be required and as a result all our affected passengers have now been rebooked on alternative flights.

"Emirates apologises for any inconvenience caused, however the safety of our passengers and crew is of utmost importance."

In corresponding images, the wing appears to be damaged, with the metal scraped where the two planes touched.