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An Emirates A380 flight departing for Tianjin from Singapore’s Changi Airport collided with another aircraft. All passengers have been reported safe.
Emirates has said it’s aircraft is “slightly damaged” after the pushback with Singapore’s Scoot flight TZ18 carrying 303. Pictures on social media show minimal damage on Emirates’ A380 wingtip but gashing on Scoot’s 787.
“Engineering inspections determined that some repairs will be required and as a result, all our affected passengers have now been re-booked on alternative flights,” an Emirates spokesperson said.
“We are working with the relevant authorities to investigate the cause of the incident,” a scoot spokesperson said.
This is the second A380 air incident Emirates has had to face this year. In January, “wake turbulence” from an Airbus A380 threw a 12-passenger German business into a freefall over the Arabian Sea due leaving one passenger seriously hurt.a