By Peter McLaren-Kennedy • 28 September 2022 • 22:53
Footage on social media this evening Wednesday, September 28 suggests that two airliners collided around 8 pm resulting in emergency crews being scrambled to the scene.
According to reports that have yet to be confirmed by Heathrow Airport, an Icelandic Air and a Korean Air plane were involved. The airport has, however, confirmed the incident saying that the two planes were not involved in a head-on collision but that one aircraft scraped the side of the other.
Passengers on the plane who spoke to MyLondon News suggests that the wing of one plane hit the other, but that the damage was not serious.
According to passengers spoken to by the Mirror, it appears the one plane passed by the other too close resulting in the wing scraping the other. A passenger in the taxiing Korean Air plane said: “I was watching out the window thinking we were awful close to the tail for a parked plane.
“And then it looked like we grazed it.
“The captain hasn’t really told us much except we are going back to the gate due to a technical issue.
“But the last communication was about 45 mins ago.”
No statement has as yet been issued by either the airline or the emergency services and no confirmation has been received that an emergency has been declared. Departure boards on the airport’s website still show the Korean plane had taxied.
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Originally from South Africa, Peter is based on the Costa Blanca and is a web reporter for the Euro Weekly News covering international and Spanish national news.
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