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Two planes collide at Heathrow Airport

Jake Massey

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Two planes collide at Heathrow Airport

Two planes have collided on the airfield at Heathrow Airport. Take a look for yourself:

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An Icelandair and a Korean Air aircraft were involved in a 'minor collision' yesterday (Wednesday 29 September) evening, and the incident is now under investigation, with passengers advised to check with their airlines on the status of their flights.

Emergency services were called to the scene, but London Ambulance Service (LAS) said no-one required treatment.

Guardian journalist Dan Sabbagh - who was a passenger on the Korean Air plane - said it appeared to have 'clipped' the other aircraft.

He tweeted: "I'm on Korean Air plane that clipped an Icelandair plane at Heathrow – a passenger on the other side saw the incident told me the wing of our plane damaged the others' tail.

"I was on this plane but can't say we felt anything from the inside. No apparent danger, nobody hurt."

An airport spokesperson said: "Emergency services are attending an incident involving two aircraft on the airfield.

"No injuries have been reported but emergency services are attending to ensure all passengers and crew are safe and well."

London Fire Brigade attended alongside LAS.

The LAS spokesman said: "We were called today at 8.06pm to reports of an incident at Heathrow airport.

"We sent a number of resources to the scene including members of our Hazardous Area Response Team (HART), a clinical team leader, a cycle responder and an incident response officer.

"We attended a reception centre for passengers but nobody required treatment or needed to be taken to hospital."

The Air Accidents Investigation Branch is looking into the incident.

Featured Image Credit: Charles Polidano / Touch The Skies / Alamy/ Noah Sabbagh/Twitter

Topics: UK News, Travel

Jake Massey
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