Fire as one plane crashes into another at Toronto Pearson airport
Passengers had been pressured to evacuate through emergency slides within the frigid chilly on Friday night time after two planes collided on the bottom at Toronto’s Pearson International Airport. No accidents had been reported.
WestJet stated an inbound from Cancun, Mexico with 168 passengers and a crew of six was stationary and ready to go to a gate when it was struck by a Sunwing plane shifting again from a gate.
Video footage reveals flames coming from one of the planes as passengers are heard screaming. Jeremy Cohn, a Toronto information cameraman, shared audio of the mayday name from the WestJet flight to the management tower. The pilot hurriedly notifies an evacuation and hearth crews are scrambled.
Spokeswoman Lauren Stewart stated the WestJet passengers had been evacuated from the plane through emergency slides and all had been safely within the terminal and clearing customs shortly after the collision.
“Due to the position of the aircraft on the laneway, WestJet guests required evacuation via emergency slide. Emergency crews were on hand and responded immediately,” Westjet stated in a press release.
Sunwing stated there have been no crew members or passengers aboard its plane. It was being towed by the airline’s floor dealing with service supplier at the time of the incident.
Canada’s Transportation Safety Board stated it’s investigating.