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Asiana aircraft hits, 'slices off' stabiliser of Turkish Airlines plane in Istanbul

Asiana aircraft hits, 'slices off' stabiliser of Turkish Airlines plane in Istanbul

Asiana Airlines' OZ552 departing from Istanbul, Turkey crashed into the tail of Turkish Airlines' A321 plane Sunday, breaking its wing as well as the other plane's tail and causing a fire.

In a video of the incident, the Airbus is seen taxing across the tarmac when its wing crashes into the tail of a parked Turkish Airlines A321 jet.

An Asiana Airlines plane collided with a Turkish aircraft during taxi in Istanbul.

Passengers onboard reportedly appeared distressed as fire crews rushed over to hose down and cool the plane down to prevent it erupting into flames.

That flight was rescheduled for Monday and the passengers were reportedly offered hotel accommodations.

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The Asiana Airbus A330, on account of fly to the South Korean capital of Seoul when the crash occurred, is believed to have been grounded in Istanbul.

A total of 222 passengers and 16 flight attendants were on board the plane.

There are no reports of injuries from the accident.

"If the ministry finds the collision is Asiana's fault, the airline will face an administrative measure", the Korea Times reported a ministry official as saying.

Alexandra Deabler is a Lifestyle writer and editor for Fox News.


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