A ute crashed into a Jetstar plane at Sydney Airport, causing major disruption to passengers

A ute crashed into a plane at Sydney Airport, causing major flight disruption.

A Sydney Airport ute, operated by a security contractor, crashed into the Jetstar A320 as it was being towed to the gate of the domestic terminal about 5.30am on Monday.

The crash trapped the driver and forced the plane, which had no passengers on board, to be grounded.

«A Sydney Airport commercial vehicle came into contact with one of our aircraft which was being towed to the gate with no passengers,» Jetstar said.

Dramatic images taken at the airport show a ute with a smashed windscreen after it crashed into the plane’s No.2 engine.

«We are working with Sydney Airport to fully investigate what happened.»

A Sydney Airport ute crashes into a Jetstar plane, trapping the driver and forcing the plane to be grounded (pictured)

It is understood the security contractor who was driving the ute was not injured in the crash and was taken to the Prince of Wales Hospital in Randwick for further assessment.

Jetstar was forced to cancel a number of flights as three other aircraft were stranded behind the A320 after the crash.

The crash resulted in a total of six cancellations including flights from Sydney to Adelaide, Melbourne and the Gold Coast.

The airline organized alternative flights on the same day for affected passengers.

Jetstar and Sydney Airport are both investigating the cause of the ute hitting the plane.

The aircraft is being assessed by engineers for damage and remains out of service.

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