Airlines collided at Stanstead airport this morning, delaying Irish voters heading home to vote in the country’s abortion referendum.
Involved in the Collison were a Ryanair plane heading to Dublin and a Primera Air flight to Malaga.
The events were described in a statement from Ryanair…
“One of our aircraft was stationary at the designated holding point on the taxiway at London Stansted Airport this morning when the winglet of a Primera Air aircraft taxiing behind scraped its tail stabiliser.”
Passengers were told that they would be transferred to a replacement aircraft in an effort to keep delays to a minimum. Voting in the referendum on the Republic of Ireland's abortion laws opened at 7am this morning and will continue until 10pm on Friday evening
According to reports, the mood amongst passenger delayed by the collision remained upbeat during the incident.
The vote will decide whether to repeal a part of the constitution, known as the Eighth Amendment.
As a precautionary measure all flights at Stanstead were suspended for a short time.