Pictures have emerged of the prang on the weekend that saw the wing of a China Southern Airlines Boeing 777 hit the vertical stabiliser of a China Eastern Airlines Airbus A320 at Beijing capital airport.

China Eastern Southern prangThe two aircraft collided just after 11:00 on 27 August as the A320 was leaving its stand, according to China's Civil Aviation Administration.  The scheduled flights of the two aircraft, from Beijing to Ningbo and from Beijing to Guangzhou respectively, were both delayed and passengers re-routed onto other carriers.

The Northern China Administration Bureau is investigating the cause of the accident.