British Airways plane brushes Emirates airliner on ground at Dubai airport

Minor incident happened on Tuesday and no injuries were reported

Emirates is gradually scaling up operations. AP
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Two planes were slightly damaged in a ground incident at Dubai International Airport on Tuesday.

A British Airways plane made contact with a parked Emirates Boeing 777, causing minor damage to both jets.

The incident took place when the British Airways A350, which was beginning its journey to London Heathrow, was pushed back for take-off.

Pictures circulated on aviation websites appear to show the jets' tail fins touching.

The British Airways flight was cancelled. No injuries were reported.

“We can confirm that early this morning (April 14) another airline’s aircraft made contact with a stationary Emirates aircraft at Dubai International airport," Emirates said in a statement.

“No one was injured. The incident is under investigation.”