September 18, 2016
A press release stated that the wings of the stationary Oman Air aircraft were clipped by another airliner as it passed. “No-one was hurt and no-one was at risk, but the aircraft must now be carefully inspected by Oman Air’s engineering team before it is declared fit to fly. Passengers have been informed and arrangements are currently being made to either provide accommodation in Tehran or to find an alternative flight.
“We apologise for the delay and resulting inconvenience, but our over-riding priority is the safety of all our passengers and crew. We are grateful for the patience and understanding shown by the affected passengers and we look forward to seeing them continue their journeys at the earliest opportunity.”