Two planes on tarmac involved in collision at Toronto airport: reports


Multiple eyewitness reports say that two planes were involved in a tarmac collision Friday evening at Toronto Pearson International Airport.

Photos from the tarmac show damage sustained to the tail of a Sunwing jet. A WestJet plane nearby is shown with its emergency slides deployed.

CTV News Toronto senior photojournalist and aviation photographer Tom Podolec reports that two planes clipped a wing and tail. Podolec says the tail of the Sunwing Jet caught fire.

There were no immediate reports of injuries.

Emergency response crews are on the scene.

##BREAKING Two planes clipped wing & tail. Sunwing tail caught fire. A Westjet aircraft evacuated via slides. No injuries reported. Toronto Pearson Fire on scene. pic.twitter.com/iOTQlfwRwq

– Tom Podolec (@TomPodolec)January 5, 2018

Update Westjet #WS2425 Boeing 737 from Cancun just arrived. Taxiing to gate. Wing appears to strike tail of Sunwing Boeing 737 being pushed (possibly empty).
Passengers in Westjet evacuated via slides. Toronto Pearson Fire extinguished fire. pic.twitter.com/GEmsMraGVq

– Tom Podolec (@TomPodolec)January 6, 2018

More to come.



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