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2 planes collide at Toronto Pearson airport

2 planes collide at Toronto Pearson airport

A WestJet plane that was waiting to proceed to the gate on the tarmac was struck by a Sunwing plane that was pushing back from the gate, WestJet said.

Emergency crews were on hand and responded immediately, she said.

Witnesses tweeted that flames could be seen coming from the tail of the Sunwing jet and posted pictures of firefighters around the tail section of the damaged plane.

According to Toronto Pearson Airport, some flight operations have been impacted by the incident but otherwise airport operations are unaffected.

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Two jets collided on the ground at a Toronto airport on Friday, setting the tail of one aircraft alight and prompting passengers to evacuate the other via an emergency slide.

Footage shot from inside the WestJet plane shows passengers screaming and crying as flames erupt on the plane's wing.

All passengers were evacuated and safe, WestJet said.

The evacuation took place as temperatures in the city dropped to -21 C.


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