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A LOGANAIR aircraft was damaged at Aberdeen Airport on Tuesday when a plane belonging to former airline FlyBe crashed into the stationary Embraer 145 jet.

There were no passengers and no crew on board the Loganair plane. The Air Accident Investigation Branch has launched an investigation.

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The crash on the tarmac at Aberdeen Airport happened just before 6pm.

A spokesperson for Loganair said the former Flybe Bombardier Q400 aircraft was understood to being prepared for departure after being stored at Aberdeen Airport.

The Loganair plane is not used on any of its Shetland routes.

“The nose of the Q400 impacted the rear port side of the Embraer, becoming lodged underneath and lifting the right main gear off the ground,” the Loganair spokesman said.

“The most important thing is that no-one was injured in the incident, with the crew working on the ex-Flybe aircraft being safe and well, yet understandably shaken by the occurrence.”

“We do not expect that this unfortunate occurrence will lead to any disruption to customers on Loganair flights from Aberdeen as we have standby aircraft available to fulfil our schedule.”