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Two planes collide at Toronto Pearson International airport

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Jenni Sheppard Jan 05, 2018 5:09 pm 20,940

Two planes have collided on the tarmac at Toronto Pearson International airport, with a WestJet flight being hit by a Sunwing aircraft.

According to WestJet, flight WS2425 from Cancun was stationary, waiting to proceed to the gate, when it was hit by the Sunwing plane pushing back from the gate at 6:25 pm.

A tweet from Toronto Pearson International Airport indicates the collision happened on Terminal 3.

The WestJet flight, a Boeing 737-800 aircraft, had 168 guests and six crew onboard, said WestJet in a statement.

All WestJet passengers and crew were evacuated via emergency slide, due to the position of the aircraft on the laneway, according to WestJet.

Emergency crews were on hand and responded immediately, they say.

“WestJet is in direct contact with the Transportation Safety Board, the GTAA and the various emergency agencies responsible for responding to, and investigating, this incident,” it said.

According to Sunwing, there were no crew or passengers on its plane at the time of collision, and the plane was under tow by its ground handling service provider.

No injuries have been reported.

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Jenni Sheppard
Jenni is a former Senior Staff Writer at Daily Hive. Happy Vancouverite. Traveller, snowboarder, foodie, film fan, feminist, geek, cheesemaker, curler.

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