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Two passenger planes collide at Heathrow: a Korean jet grazes the Icelandic 767 while taxiing

Two planes overlapped while taxiing at Heathrow tonight (emergency services on site pictured).
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Two passenger planes collide at Heathrow: A Korean jet ‘cuts’ the Icelandic 767 while taxiing at London airport, sparking a major emergency response

  • Two passenger planes collided at Heathrow this evening
  • Incident occurred while taxiing between jets, emergency services are at the scene
  • A passenger on board one of the planes said there was “no apparent danger”.
  • ***Have you been on board one of the planes? Let us know what happened email: matt.powell@mailonline.co.uk***

Emergency services rushed onto the tarmac at Heathrow Airport after two planes collided while taxiing this evening.

Heathrow has confirmed the incident between two commercial passenger planes took place around 8pm this evening and that no injuries have been reported.

A Korean Air 777 plane “scraped” an Icelandair 767 jet, an eyewitness clarified it was not a “full” collision.

Korean Air Flight KE908 was scheduled to depart London at 19:35 for Seoul, Korea.

A picture appears to show the extensive damage done to Icelandair’s tail by Korean Air’s wing.

One passenger wrote on Twitter: “I’m pretty sure we crashed another plane with our wing tip while taxiing.

“We were told we were returning to the gate due to a technical issue.

“But that was 15 minutes ago and we didn’t move.”

Another person who was also on board said there was “no obvious danger” and “no one” was injured.

Passenger Randy DV said: “Flight officially cancelled, but glad everyone is safe, better this happened on tarmac and not in flight.”

Two planes overlapped while taxiing at Heathrow tonight (emergency services on site pictured).

Two planes overlapped while taxiing at Heathrow tonight (emergency services on site pictured).

An Icelandair plane was involved in the incident, its tail appears to have some damage from Korean Air's wing

An Icelandair plane was involved in the incident, its tail appears to have some damage from Korean Air’s wing

Korean Air Boeing 777 (HL7782) grazed the tail of an Icelandair Boeing 757 (TF-FIK) while taxiing.

Korean Air Boeing 777 (HL7782) grazed the tail of an Icelandair Boeing 757 (TF-FIK) while taxiing.

A line of police can be seen surrounding the Korean Air jet after the collision on the Heathrow tarmac

A line of police can be seen surrounding the Korean Air jet after the collision on the Heathrow tarmac

A passenger on board the Korean Air jet snapped a photo of rescue workers at the scene

A passenger on board the Korean Air jet snapped a photo of rescue workers at the scene

Another passenger added: “We hit another plane while taxiing. I saw it out the window. Wingtip scrapped the tail of another plane.’

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: “I can’t say we felt anything from the inside. No obvious danger, no one hurt’.

Were you on board one of the planes?

Let us know what happened by email: matt.powell@mailonline.co.uk

A passenger on the Korean Air flight told the Daily Star: “I looked out the window and thought we were awfully close to the tail for a parked plane.

“And then it looked like we grazed it.

“The captain didn’t really tell us much, except that we’re going back to the gate because of a technical problem.

“But the last communication was about 45 minutes ago.”

Richard said on Twitter: “I’m on the flight they’re blocking. We taxied to the runway and then all of a sudden we were stopped by all these emergency services.

“We are now being told that we are returning to the gate due to a technical issue.”

A Heathrow Airport spokesman said: “Emergency services are attending to an incident involving two aircraft at the airfield.

“No injuries have been reported but emergency services are on hand to ensure all passengers and crew are safe and well.”

The incident is being investigated. Arrivals and departures at the airport were normal.

Were you on board one of the planes? Let us know what happened by email: matt.powell@mailonline.co.uk.

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