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2 planes collide at Toronto Pearson airport

A plane that had just landed in Toronto was evacuated after it was struck by an empty aircraft pushing back from a gate, the airline said.

Emergency response crews are on scene, but there have been no reports of injuries at this time. The Sunwing plane caught fire.

Spokeswoman Lauren Stewart says the WestJet passengers were evacuated from the aircraft via emergency slides and says all passengers were safely in the terminal and clearing customs shortly after the collision.

The Transportation Safety Board has send a team of investigators to the site where 2 passenger aircraft collided at Toronto Pearson Airport in Ontario tonight, Friday, January 5, 2018.

A post on the Sunwing Vacations Facebook page confirmed the collision.

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

In early August, a Canadian and a Polish passenger jet clipped wings on the ground at the airport, causing "serious" damage but no casualties.



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