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Thu 10 Mar 2016 12:47 PM

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Plane collision at Abu Dhabi Air Expo

Two static aircraft have collided at the site of the Abu Dhabi Air Expo that was forced to close earlier today.

Videos of the incident have been circulating on social media showing how severe weather conditions have caused chaos at the show which was scheduled to take place throughout this week at Al Bateen Executive Airport.

The video here showing the incident, which involved Royal Jet's aircraft that was on display, was posted by @Noone_Anyone on Twitter.

A Royal Jet spokesperson confirmed to Aviation Business:"A Royal Jet Boeing Business Jet on display at the Abu Dhabi Air Expo received minor scratches following contact with a neighbouring light aircraft exhibiting in the static display area. The aircraft were unmanned and no-one was injured."

Organisers were forced to close the event to exhibitors and vistors for the second day due to health and safety concerns.

A statement from the orginiser confirmed that "some damage has been reported at the exhibition site, in Al Bateen Executive Airport". However, no comment was made to what extent the damage was or what was involved.

The show is expected to re-open today with Abu Dhabi Air Expo management noting last night: "We are working very very hard to clear the show’s site and return it to its original status."

(Source: @Noone_Anyone on Twitter)