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Flights cancelled following airport crash

Dramatic photos show the front of the ute crumpled under the plane's propeller. Photo: 7 News
Dramatic photos show the front of the ute crumpled under the plane's propeller. Photo: 7 News

A number of Jetstar flights have been cancelled after a plane and ute collided on the tarmac.

Sydney Airport says the ute was being driven by an airport security contactor when it ran into the engine of a grounded plane at about 5.30am on Monday.

The plane was being towed when the crash occurred.

Dramatic photos show the front of the ute crumpled under the plane's propeller. Photo: 7 News
Dramatic photos show the front of the ute crumpled under the plane's engine. Photo: 7 News
A crash at Sydney Airport has caused major flight disruptions. A number of Jetstar flights have been cancelled after a ute crashed into a grounded plane on Monday about 5.30am. There were no passengers on board the aircraft.
There were no passengers on board the aircraft.

Photos of the vehicle show the crash shattered the car’s windscreen and crumpled part of the side and bonnet of the car.

No one was on-board the plane during the crash.

“A Sydney Airport utility vehicle made contact with one of our aircraft, which was being towed to the gate without passengers,” a Jetstar spokesperson said.

A crash at Sydney Airport has caused major flight disruptions. A number of Jetstar flights have been cancelled after a ute crashed into a grounded plane on Monday about 5.30am. There were no passengers on board the aircraft.
Sydney Airport and Jetstar are looking into how the crash occurred.

“We’re working with Sydney Airport to fully investigate what happened.”

All of the flights the aircraft was due to service have been cancelled, causing disruptions for travellers.

It’s understood all affected passengers have been moved to alternative same day flights.

“There were no injuries and the aircraft is currently undergoing precautionary engineering checks,” Sydney Airport said in a statement.