Scoot flight TZ188 and Emirates plane involved in minor collision at Changi Airport; all passengers safe

An Emirates plane and a Scoot aircraft came into contact at Changi Airport in the early hours of March 30, 2017.
An Emirates plane and a Scoot aircraft came into contact at Changi Airport in the early hours of March 30, 2017.
The Emirates plane which came into contact with a Scoot aircraft at Changi Airport on March 30, 2017.
The Emirates plane which came into contact with a Scoot aircraft at Changi Airport on March 30, 2017.
An Emirates plane and a Scoot aircraft came into contact at Changi Airport in the early hours of March 30, 2017.
An Emirates plane and a Scoot aircraft came into contact at Changi Airport in the early hours of March 30, 2017.
An Emirates plane and a Scoot aircraft came into contact at Changi Airport in the early hours of March 30, 2017.
An Emirates plane and a Scoot aircraft came into contact at Changi Airport in the early hours of March 30, 2017.

SINGAPORE - A Scoot aircraft and an Emirates plane hit each other in the early hours of Thursday (March 30) at Changi Airport.

A Scoot spokesman said flight TZ188, bound for Tianjin, China, was taxiing before take-off when the accident happened at 1.40am. All 303 passengers and 11 crew were safe and  put on a replacement aircraft for a rescheduled flight at around 6am.

The spokesman said the left wing of the Scoot plane came into contact with the Emirates aircraft. The damaged plane is undergoing repairs.

"We are working with the relevant authorities to investigate the cause of the incident," she said.

The Emirates Airbus 380, flight EK405, was bound for Dubai when the incident occurred.

A spokesman for the airline said that the plane was "slightly damaged" and will need repairs.

As a result, all affected passengers have been rebooked on alternative flights.

She said: "Emirates apologises for any inconvenience caused. However, the safety of our passengers and crew is of utmost importance."

A spokesman for Changi Airport Group said the airport is working with relevant authorities to investigate the incident.