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2 planes crash into each other on airport runway

The planes had slightly damaged wings and were withdrawn from service until repaired.

Planes are Heathrow Airport in London (image used for illustrative purpose) [Andrew Holt/Getty]

One of them, a British Airways Airbus A350, had 121 passengers. The second plane was a Virgin Atlantic Boeing 787 that was being towed.

At one point, the Boeing wing collided with the Airbus wing, with 121 people on board. Fortunately, despite the dramatic situation, no one was hurt. Passengers had to disembark and the airline provided them with an alternative flight.

According to information provided by the British media, the incident occurred on Saturday afternoon, while one of the planes was being towed and the other was preparing to take off.

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Both machines were moving at low speed. At least five fire trucks arrived at the scene.

The Aircraft Accidents Investigation Board is already aware of the case and will conduct an investigation. The airport authorities reported that the planes had slightly damaged wings and were withdrawn from service until repaired. Despite the dramatic incident, there were no major delays in air traffic.

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This article was originally published on Onet Travel.

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