MIA confirms collision between two aircraft on Thursday night
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Malta International Airport in a statement this morning, said that an incident involving an arriving Ryanair aircraft and a departing Turkish Airlines aircraft took place on Thursday evening at around 9.00pm, there were no injuries and minor damage to the aircraft.
MIA said that the two aircraft collided whilst the Ryanair Boeing 737, which had landed from Bari, was taxiing to Apron 9 via Taxiway Charlie, and the Turkish Airlines Boeing 737, bound for Istanbul, was holding on Taxiway Delta.
The wing tip of the Ryanair aircraft impacted with the tail stabiliser of the Turkish Airlines aircraft, MIA said.Emergency teams were dispatched to the incident area.
Malta International Airport said that it is now supporting the relevant authorities in their investigation into what led to this incident.
Malta International Airport concluded by saying that it regrets any inconvenience caused to the passengers on board the aircraft, “however, circumstances were outside of the airport’s control.”