A Singapore Airlines (SIA) Boeing 777-200 has collided with a stationary aircraft at Beijing Capital International Airport while taxiing today.
The 777's right wing-tip struck the tail of another aircraft while it was taxiing out to the runway for departure, says an SIA spokesman.
Reports say it collided with an Air China Boeing 737-800. No injuries were reported in the incident.
The 777 was returned to the gate and the flight was subsequently cancelled, adds the spokesman. "An assessment is being carried out," he says. All 248 passengers on board the flight were provided with accommodation in Beijing.
SIA has not elaborated on the cause of the incident. Flight SQ803 had been scheduled to depart at 08:45, according to SIA's website. Meteorological data from Beijing Capital at this time recorded mist and low-visibility conditions.
Source: Air Transport Intelligence news