2 Passenger planes collide on a runway at Aberdeen Airport in the UK

2 Passenger planes collide on a runway at Aberdeen Airport in the UK

- Two planes have accidentally run into each other at Aberdeen Airport in the UK

- One of the airbuses belonging to Longanair was wedged under the nose of a Flybe

- The contact made the Longanair aircraft lift the Flybe slightly up but nobody was injured

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Two passenger planes have collided at Aberdeen Airport in the UK as one ran under the nose of the other.

Mirror UK reports that one of the planes, the Loganair Embraer 145 regional jet, was already parked when it had a collision with the Flybe Bombardier Q40.

Briefly.co.za learned that the nose of the Flybe was hooked under the engine of the Loganair jet as it lifted the former into the air. It should, however, be noted that no passenger was on the Logangair during the incident.

Picture showing how the planes were after the accident. Photo source: Mirror UK

Picture showing how the planes were after the accident. Photo source: Mirror UK
Source: UGC

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On the other hand, people on the Flybe were in great stress though no one was injured. Following the incident, an air accident investigation has been launched to know what exactly happened.

"A Loganair Embraer 145 regional jet, parked with no passengers or crew members aboard, was hit by a former Flybe Bombardier Q400 aircraft, which we understand was being prepared for departure after being stored at Aberdeen Airport," a Longanair spokesman said.

In other news, Briefly.co.za reported that a video shared by thousands of South Africans on Facebook claimed that the clip was of the South African Airways conducting a farewell flypast.

The short clip reveals two SAA planes flying in formation and was captioned with the following.

“4 SAA pilots were granted permission to do a final fly-by over OR Tambo this morning as the last farewell to a once proud and joy of SA [sic].”

AFP reports that the cash-strapped airline is baulking under the pressure of years of mismanagement and debt, with the coronavirus further hindering any progress.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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