Glasgow & West Scotland

Tug vehicle collides with passenger plane at Glasgow Airport

Glasgow Airport was closed temporarily after a towing vehicle hit a passenger plane getting ready for take-off.

The incident happened in "freezing conditions" at 20:45 and involved a British Airways plane.

It is thought the tug vehicle may have skidded on ice as the plane was being pushed back from the stand.

The Scottish Fire Service sent three pumps and an aerial unit to the scene as a precaution. No-one was injured and the airport has now reopened.

A spokesman for Glasgow Airport said: "We are currently open and operational. The airfield experienced flash freezing tonight along with multiple rain showers.

"A departing flight to Gatwick was cancelled following a minor incident on stand with a tug as a result of the freezing conditions.

"Emergency services attended the incident as part of our normal operating procedures for any incidents involving aircraft."

He added: "Our priority remains the safety of the airfield and its operations and we apologise for any disruption caused. We will continue to carry out de-icing throughout the night."

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