Passenger jets collide on ground at S. Korean airport (PHOTOS)
The incident happened when the aircraft of Korean Air and Asiana Airlines were towed outside the airport’s international terminal. There were no injuries as a result of the collision, the authorities said.
The right winglet Asiana Airbus A330-300 (HL8286) collides with the tail of a Korean Air B777-200ER (HL7764) whilst taxiing at Seoul-Gimpo Airport (GMP, RKSS) resulting in substantial damage. No one aboard both jets was hurt. https://t.co/pbTfoFcmsBpic.twitter.com/ELByH21gV5— JACDEC (@JacdecNew) June 26, 2018
The Boeing 777 was waiting to taxi when “the wing of the Asiana aircraft clipped the tail of the Korean Air’s aircraft,” an airport official told YTN.
The Korean Air flight was scheduled to travel from Seoul to Osaka, Japan with 138 passengers on board, while the Asiana plane was bound for Beijing.
However, Yonhap news agency reported that there were no passengers, but only a few mechanics aboard the plane.
The collision led to a four-hour delay for both jets, with some other flights at Gimpo also being rescheduled.
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