Two passenger planes collide at Heathrow: a Korean jet ‘squeezes’ the Icelandic 767 while taxiing at London airport, prompting a huge emergency response
Emergency services responded to the runway at Heathrow Airport after two planes reportedly collided with each other while taxiing tonight.
The incident took place around 8:00 p.m. tonight, between two commercial passenger planes.
It is believed that the Korean Air 777 plane collided with an Icelandair 767 plane, a witness clarified that it was not a total collision.
The incident is believed to have occurred between the two planes as they taxied.
Korean Air flight #KE908 was due to leave London at 19:35 for Seoul, Korea.
One passenger wrote on Twitter: “I’m pretty sure we smashed another plane with the wingtip while we were taxiing.”
“We have been told that we are going to return to the gate due to a technical problem.
“But that was 15 minutes ago and we haven’t moved.”
Two planes collided with each other at Heathrow tonight while taxiing (file image)
Another passenger added: ‘We hit another plane while taxiing. I saw it through the window. Wingtip jettisoned the tail of another aircraft.
While a third said: ‘Surrounded by about ten police cars and a couple of fire engines.
‘Apparently the plane has “a technical problem”.’
The same user added: ‘can’t say we felt anything from the inside. No apparent danger, no one hurt’.
Richard said on Twitter: ‘I’m on the flight they’re blocking. We were rolling onto the runway and all of a sudden we were stopped by all these emergency services.
“Now they tell us that we are going back to the gate due to a technical problem.”
This is a breaking story, more updates to follow…