It was a terrifying moment when an Asiana Airlines plane collided with a Turkish Airlines jet at Turkey's Istanbul Ataturk Airport on May 13. A video of the incident shows the moment an Asiana plane, which was carrying over 200 passengers, hit a stationary Turkey Airline aircraft and sliced off its vertical stabilizer. The collision also led to a fire, reports Channel News Asia. Fortunately, nobody was hurt in the incident, though both the aircrafts have suffered damage.
- An Asiana Airlines plane collided with a Turkish Airlines Plane on May 13
- The incident took place at Turkey's Istanbul Ataturk Airport
- Nobody was reported injured, though the aircrafts suffered damage
Flight Global reports that the right wing of the Asiana plane, travelling to Incheon, hit the tail of the Turkish Airlines plane which was parked at its gate. It also added that Turkish Airlines acknowledged the accident in a statement, and said that there were no injuries to passengers and crew.
Watch the video below:
THY jiletle keser gibi kesti. te Atatrk havalimanndaki kazann grntleri pic.twitter.com/erWgDtdY6z- Ali KIDIK (@alikdk) May 13, 2018
"It sounded like a bomb going off and the whole plane seemed to tilt over," said Kaarina Barron, 55, who was seated inside the Turkish Airlines plane, to the Daily Mail. "It was really scary. For a moment I really thought "this is it, this is the end of my life".'
The flight to Incheon was cancelled, and passengers were offered hotel accommodation.
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