Two passenger planes came into contact at Tokyo's Haneda airport Saturday morning, leading to the temporary closure of one of its four runways, the Japanese transport ministry said.
While no injuries were reported as a result of the incident that occurred on a taxiway at around 11 a.m., Thai Airways confirmed that a winglet on its plane had been damaged. The closed runway resumed operation after about two hours.
The Thai Airways flight was carrying around 260 passengers, while the other plane operated by Taiwan's Eva Airways had about 200 people on board, according to the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism.
Inbound and outbound flights managed by other airlines including All Nippon Airways Co. and Japan Airlines Co. were also delayed.
A passenger on the Eva Airways flight told reporters that there was an "impact" as the plane was waiting to depart, noting how "part of the wing of the nearby Thai Airways plane was chipped."
But the overall atmosphere inside the aircraft remained calm, despite people aboard being confined for an extended period of time, the passenger added.