AN EASYJET flight has collided with another plane causing hours of delays for passengers.

The Gatwick-bound aircraft was being pushed back from its stand when passengers felt “a bit of a jolt”.

The plane’s wing had come into contact with the side of a jet owned by Dutch airline KLM.

There have been no reported injuries.

A passenger said those on board were forced to wait for more than an hour on the tarmac while staff worked out how to deal with the incident.

The passenger added that those due to fly on the easyJet service were facing a total delay of about five hours as a result of the collision, but said “I’m just happy everyone is OK”.

The incident happened at Amsterdam airport and LVNL, the Dutch air control authority, said the planes collided during “pushback” - the process by which the plane reverses away from the gate before take-off.

In a statement, easyJet said: “EasyJet can confirm that two aircraft made contact during pushback from stand, one of which was easyJet flight EJU8868 from Amsterdam to London Gatwick.

“Passengers have now disembarked into the terminal where they have been provided with updates and refreshment vouchers. The flight is now due to be operated by a replacement aircraft.

“The safety of its passengers and crew is easyJet’s highest priority and an investigation has been launched in line with procedure to understand what happened.”

A KLM spokesman said passengers on its plane - which was due for Madrid - had already been put on a replacement flight to their destination.

It is currently unclear how much damage was caused to either aircraft during the incident.