Wednesday, September 20, 2017, 6:51 pm

Two passenger aircraft collide at Australian airport


Two Virgin aircraft collided at the tarmac of Hobart Airport in Australia, resulting in delays for passengers boarding the planes.

The accident resulted in damage to the planes’ wings.

“Virgin Australia can confirm that two aircraft made light contact at the boarding gates at Hobart Airport. There was no safety risk during this time and engineers are currently inspecting the aircraft. We apologise for the delay to passengers and are working hard to have them on their way as quickly as possible,” the airline said in a statement.

There were, however, no reports of injuries.

Virgin Australia was last month recognised for the best Business Class and best Cabin Crew by leading airline safety and product rating review agency, Airline Ratings.

The Best Cabin Crew award recognises the incredible service and professionalism provided by Virgin Australia’s Cabin Crew. It is the third year in a row that the airline has received this award.

Virgin Australia’s flagship Business Class experience ‘The Business’, available on board the airline’s Boeing 777-300ER and Airbus A330-200 fleet, was awarded Best Business Class. It features individual and private suites in a 1-2-1 configuration with direct aisle access and Luke Mangan designed menus. Boeing 777 aircraft also feature a Business Class Bar hosted by Virgin Australia Cabin Crew and the largest in-flight entertainment screen flying between Australia and North America.

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