22 May 2019

Plane catches fire after runway collision at Toronto

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Two planes crashed into one another on the runway at the Toronto International Airport late Friday evening.

"There has been an aircraft incident involving two aircraft on the Terminal 2 apron. Fire and emergency services have responded and passengers have been evacuated," the airport stated on Twitter, reports.

Canadian broadcasters reported that no injuries were sustained and that all of the passengers are safe.

The wing of one plane clipped the tail of another, according to journalists on the scene. The jet that caught fire was operated by Sunwing.

The incident involving Sunwing and WestJet airliners took place on the laneway shortly after 6 p.m. local time.Sunwing said its jet was empty and under tow when it struck WestJet’s Boeing 737-800 with 168 guests and six crew members on board.
According to WestJet, its aircraft had arrived from Cancun and was stationary when it came in contact with the second plane pushing back from the gate.

The airport authority admitted there had been an "aircraft incident" on the Terminal 3 apron. Passengers were evacuated via emergency slide. Fire and emergency services were called.

2018.01.06 / 09:39
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