Vehicle collides with passenger jet at Glasgow Airport
The accident happened after a cold snap left black ice on the taxi ways.
A vehicle collided with a British Airways passenger jet after skidding on black ice at Glasgow Airport.
Landings and take-offs were suspended for 20 minutes while de-icing crews worked to clear the stands, taxiways and runway.
Six flights were diverted as a result of the incident but it understood some, if not all, will be heading back to the airport, which resumed operations at 9.55pm.
The accident happened around 8:45pm and involved a vehicle known as a tug, which is used to tow planes.
The BA aircraft was preparing to depart to Gatwick at the time of the incident.
A Glasgow Airport spokesman said: "The airfield has experienced flash freezing tonight along with multiple rain showers.
"A departing flight to Gatwick was cancelled following a minor incident on stand with a tug as a result of the freezing conditions."
The spokesman also dismissed claims on Twitter that an airport worker was injured after slipping on the ice.
He added: "We can confirm that at no time were there any staff injuries, as was reported on various social media sources.
"Emergency services attended the incident as part of our normal operating procedures for any incidents involving aircraft.
"Our priority remains safety of the airfield and its operations and we apologise for any disruption caused.
"We will continue to carry out de-icing throughout the night."
A BA spokesman said: "We have apologised to our customers for the delay to their flight after the tug towing their aircraft slid on ice and came into contact with the aircraft.
"Our customers disembarked the aircraft normally and we are now arranging hotel accommodation for them.
"The airport suspended operations so that they could assess the icy conditions.
"Engineers will check the aircraft for any sign of damage before the aircraft is cleared for future operations."