Key Points: 

  • A Ryanair aircraft, arriving from Luxembourg, encountered an incident when a truck collided with it at London Stansted Airport.

  • The incident occurred on October 4th, 2023, post the plane's landing at 14:19 BST.

  • The right wing of the Boeing 737-800 was damaged by the truck's roof, leading to possible delays and repairs.

Ryanair Boeing 737-800 faces unexpected collision with a truck at London Stansted

Unexpected Collision at London Stansted

LONDON —In an unfortunate incident on October 4th, 2023, a Ryanair Boeing 737-800 was struck by a truck shortly after landing at London Stansted Airport. The aircraft, bearing the registration EI-EGD, had safely completed its journey from Luxembourg when the mishap occurred.

Details of the Incident 

Upon its arrival at 14:19 BST, the aircraft was preparing for taxiing when a ground service truck's roof made contact with the plane's right wing. This resulted in significant damage to the wing, rendering the aircraft temporarily non-operational.

Aircraft Status and Implications 

Currently, the damaged Boeing 737-800 remains stationed at London Stansted Airport. Having completed flight #FR2861, it is now anticipated that the aircraft will undergo several days of maintenance and repairs. This unforeseen accident might lead to potential delays or re-scheduling of certain Ryanair flights. The extent of the damage and subsequent repair timelines are yet to be determined, but passengers are advised to stay updated with Ryanair's announcements and potential flight adjustments.

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