A fireplace sparked by the collision of two business airplanes prompted the evacuation of dozens of passengers at Toronto Pearson Worldwide Airport.
A WestJet Flight arriving from Cancun on Friday was ready to advance to a gate when it was struck by a Sunwing Airways plane being towed by a “floor dealing with service supplier,” Sunwing Holidays tweeted.
The arrival aircraft was carrying 168 passengers and 6 crew members when the opposite plane backed into it, CBC Information reported. There have been no passengers aboard the Sunwing aircraft on the time of the collision.
Passenger Gustavo Lobo stated there was “an audible crunch” when the planes hit.
“Panic set in after we noticed what appeared to be gasoline spewing from the crash,” he advised CBC. “After a few seconds your complete factor ignited and it was chaos contained in the aircraft.
“Folks screaming and panicking all whereas the flight attendants shouted to attempt to management the scenario.”
Fireplace and emergency officers responded when the fireplace broke out on the tarmac. Whereas there have been no accidents in the course of the accident, a member of the Toronto Pearson Fireplace and Emergency Providers was transported to the hospital.
The collision got here only a day forward of a minor aircraft crash at JFK Worldwide Airport in New York. No accidents had been reported within the early morning crash Saturday.