Westjet, Sunwing planes collide on the ground at Toronto airport
Two planes collided after landing at Toronto Pearson Airport, starting a small fire and forcing all 168 passengers on one of the planes to leave via the emergency slides.
No passengers or crew members were injured, but one member of the emergency services was treated in hospital, officials said late on Friday.
The Boeing 737, operated by Westjet, had landed from Cancun, Mexico, and was waiting to approach the gate, when it was "struck" by a Sunwing plane, Westjet said. No crew or passengers were aboard the Sunwing aircraft, as it was hauled away from the terminal by ground crew.
"Due to the position of the aircraft on the laneway, Westjet guests required evacuation via emergency slide. Emergency crews were on hand and responded immediately," Westjet said in a statement.
Edited by DocM, 06 January 2018 - 04:42 AM.