It has emerged that a Ryanair flight has collided with a ground vehicle at London Stansted, causing the aircraft to be grounded.
Incident: Ryanair Flight Collides With Ground Vehicle at London Stansted…
It is understood the Ryanair aircraft involved in the incident is EI-EGD, one of the airline’s Boeing 737-8AS aircraft.
As per data from Planespotters.net, EI-EGD is a 13.1 year old airframe that was first delivered to the Irish low-cost carrier back in September 2010.
It is understood that the aircraft was performing flight FR2861 from Luxembourg to London Stansted on October 4, which was earlier this month.
The aircraft landed into London Stansted around 10 minutes early and proceeded to taxi to the gate. Upon the final turn onto stand, that is when the aircraft collided with the ground vehicle, causing damage, as you will see from the video below:
It is understood that the aircraft has been on the ground at Stansted ever since, with no indication into when the aircraft will become airworthy again as repairs will need to take place.
Footage also emerged from a passenger onboard after the collision with the ground vehicle at London Stansted took place.
All eyes will be on maintenance crews to see how much longer it will take to repair the aircraft if any damages have arisen as a result of this.
AviationSource will approach Ryanair and the airport for comment on this incident.
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