Two planes clip wings at Australian airport

Two Virgin Australia planes have been damaged after they made contact at Hobart Airport this morning.

The planes were on the tarmac when they clipped each other.

Photos posted on social media show damage to the wingtip of one of the aircraft.


The airline confirmed engineers were on scene inspecting the passenger jet.

“Virgin Australia can confirm that two aircraft made light contact at the boarding gates at Hobart Airport,” A Virgin spokesperson said in a statement posted online.

“There was no safety risk during this time and engineers are currently inspecting the aircraft.

“We apologise for the delay to passengers and are working hard to have them on their way as quickly as possible.”