Minor ground collision between two planes at Dubai International Airport

One runway was temporarily closed following the incident

Airline officials have confirmed a ground incident between two aircraft at Dubai International Airport on Thursday morning.

Dubai Airports said the incident, involving two passenger aircraft, occurred in the early hours of this morning, which resulted in the temporary closure of one runway.

"As a result of this, one runway was temporarily closed to allow for the minor incident to be swiftly managed," said a spokesperson for Dubai Airports.

"Operations at DXB were not impacted and the runway was reopened after two hours."

Gulf Air, the national airline of Bahrain, and Flydubai confirmed their aircraft were involved in the minor collision.

Flydubai said its flight FZ 1461 to Manas International Airport in Kyrgyzstan was ordered to return to the stand following the incident.

"[The incident involved] one of our Next-Generation Boeing 737-800 aircraft and another aircraft on the taxi way," the airline said.

"Passengers were accommodated on a later flight which has departed.

"We apologise for the inconvenience caused to our passengers travel plans. Flydubai will work with the authorities to investigate the incident."

Gulf Air said one of its aircraft was "impacted on the tail by an aircraft of another airline”.

“Gulf Air is working to reconnect all the passengers to their final destinations.”

Updated: July 22nd 2021, 6:44 AM