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Scoot 787 and Emirates A380 clip wings at Changi

The wing of a Scoot Boeing 787-9 and the wing fence of an Emirates Airbus A380 came into contact at 1:30 on 30 March at Singapore Changi International airport.

In a statement to FlightGlobal, Scoot says the 787-9, registered 9V-OJA, was taxiing before take-off of a flight to Tianjin when its left wing came into contact with the A380 (A6-EUB), which was was on pushback ahead of a flight to Dubai.

Scoot says the contact was "low impact", and the aircraft returned to its bay for repairs. There were 303 passengers on-board the 787, but no injuries were reported among them or the crew.

Images online show that the lower portion of the A380's right-side wing fence sustained minor damage.

The damage to the 787 was more extensive. The A380's wing fence appears to have scraped across the top of the 787's wing, tearing up material and damaging the trailing edge.

Scoot adds that it is working with the relevant authorities to investigate the cause of the incident.

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