Two planes carrying passengers collided at Heathrow airport in London.
The incident happened on Wednesday and involved Korean Air and Icelandair planes.
Emergency teams were called to the scene. A spokesperson for the airport told reporters that no one was injured.
“Our teams responded to a minor collision between two aircraft on the airfield. There were no injuries as a result of the incident and all passengers and crew were safely disembarked.”
A Guardian journalist was on the Korean Air plane. He tweeted a photo showing multiple emergency vehicles parked on the runway. According to a report by the Guardian, the wing of the Korean Air flight clipped the wing of the parked Icelandair flight while taxiing to take off at around 20:00.
The Korean Air flight was on its way to Seoul. It’s not clear where the Icealandair flight was heading.
The airport’s spokesperson confirmed that there were no significant impacts on arrivals or departures yesterday, and that the airport continued to operate normally.
London Heathrow is the largest of the six international airports serving Greater London, according to Wikipedia.
From January to August this year, the airport handled 38 million passengers already. Before the pandemic, it handled around 81 million passengers per year.
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