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Ryanair: Planes 'clip each other' on the ground at Dublin Airport

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Image caption The winglet of one aircraft clipped the tail fin of the other

Two Ryanair planes have scraped each other on the ground at Dublin airport, the airline has confirmed.

The winglet of one aircraft clipped the tail fin of the other as they were taxiing to the runway on Wednesday morning. Dublin Airport has said no one was injured and delays are expected to some departures.

Ryanair has apologised to customers for any inconvenience caused.

The planes were due to fly to Edinburgh and Zadar.

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Image caption Dublin Airport has said no one was injured in the accident

In a statement, the airline said: "Two of our aircraft were taxiing slowly to the runway at Dublin Airport this morning. The winglet of one aircraft appears to have scraped the tail fin of the other.

"Both aircraft were under the instruction of Dublin Airport Air Traffic Control at the time. Customers were bussed and boarded two replacement aircraft, which departed to Edinburgh and Zadar.

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Image caption The flights were due to fly to Edinburgh and Zadar

"Ryanair apologised sincerely to customers for any inconvenience caused," the statement added.

On Twitter, Dublin Airport said: "A ground incident is causing delays to some departures this morning. Arrivals are operating normally. Please check with your airline. It appears that two aircraft clipped each other on a taxiway.

"No injuries on the two aircraft which clipped each other on a taxiway this am. Passengers in process of being taken off the aircraft.

"The two flights that clipped on a taxiway this morning were the @Ryanair services to Edinburgh FR812 & Zadar FR7312".

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