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Terrified passengers scream as two planes collide at Toronto Airport

Terrified passengers scream as two planes collide at Toronto Airport”

A collision between two jets caused a scary situation at Toronto's Pearson Airport on Friday. The passengers and crew members were swiftly moved to safety after the mishap.

WestJet says one of its flights, inbound from Cancun, Mexico, with 168 passengers and a crew of six, was stationary and waiting to go to a gate when it was struck by a Sunwing aircraft moving back from a gate.

Both WestJet and Sunwing confirmed that their planes were involved in the collision at Toronto Pearson International, the second such incident at the airport in five months.

Video shared on social media, showed explosion from the neighbouring plane.

A PASSENGER plane was evacuated after bursting into flames in a crash with another jet at an airport in Canada.

The Toronto engineer says he was in a seat opposite the part of the plane that was struck, and he wasn't able to hear instructions from flight crew or the pilot over the commotion.

Swissport, the ground crew that was towing the Sunwing plane, apologized for the accident, but maintained that it was operating under all safety regulations.

A spokeswoman for WestJet says everybody was safely evacuated from the plane via emergency slides and nobody on board was injured.

'Due to the position of the aircraft on the laneway, WestJet guests required evacuation via emergency slide.

When the incident happened, the temperatures in the city were as low as -21 C, making the evacuation more hard.

It added that operations were being challenged by the extremely cold weather.

Investigations are underway on the collision, the airport authorities said.

'Out of nowhere there was an audible crunch and the plane rocked slightly, ' reports CBC News. "Everyone was a little shocked and kind of chuckling at the situation".



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