Two planes collide just before takeoff at London’s largest airport


Two passenger planes collided on the tarmac while taxiing just before takeoff late Wednesday at London’s Heathrow Airport, prompting an emergency response, the airport said.

Heathrow Airways has confirmed to local media that the accident between two commercial aircraft occurred around 8pm local time on 28 September, involving Icelandair and Korean Air planes. I pointed out that it wasn’t a “perfect” clash.

“Emergency services are responding to an incident involving two aircraft at the airfield,” an airport spokesperson said. report“No injuries have been reported, but emergency services are responding to ensure the safety and health of all passengers and crew.”

Airport Webcams is the world’s largest database of live airport footage. Said Twitter reported that a Korean Air Boeing 777-300ER HL7782 “cut off the tail” of an Icelandair Boeing 757-200 TF-FIK while taxiing on the airport tarmac.

a photo shared on twitter According to LondonPlaneSpotting, the Korean Air wing caused significant damage to the Icelandair tail.

The Korean Air flight was scheduled to depart London shortly after 7:30pm local time and head to Seoul, South Korea.

Passengers on commercial flights shared their experiences on social media.

“I am on the plane they are blocking. We are told we will be back,” says Richard. Said on Twitter.

In another post, Richard said he had been looking out the window while taxiing and thought the plane had suddenly “discarded.” [sic] another [plane] at our wingtips. ”

Another passenger on board a Korean Air flight Said Daily Star: “There is no chance of this flight taking off tonight.”

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A Korean Air plane parked on the tarmac at Gimpo Domestic Airport in Seoul, South Korea, September 2, 2020. (Jung Yeon-Je/AFP via Getty Images)

“I was looking out the window thinking the parked plane was approaching the tail,” an eyewitness told the paper. “And it looked like we grazed it.”

“The captain didn’t say much other than to return to the gate due to technical problems,” the passenger said, adding that the last announcement from the captain was “about 45 minutes ago.”

Emergency services, including the London Fire Brigade and the London Ambulance Service (LAS), rushed to the scene.a video Social media shows dozens of emergency services vehicles with flashing blue lights on the tarmac.

A spokesman for LAS told the Daily Star that it received a call about the incident at London’s Heathrow airport at 8:06 pm local time.

“We have sent many resources to the scene, including Hazardous Area Response Team (HART) members, clinical team leaders, cycle responders and incident responders,” a spokesperson said.

“We went to the passenger reception center and no one needed treatment and no one needed to be taken to the hospital.”

from NTD News

Lorenz Duchamp