Airplanes clip wings at Toronto Pearson airport

The Transportation Board of Canada (TSB) said an Air Canada Rouge flight made contact with the wing of a LOT Airline flight at Toronto’s Pearson Airport, Saturday night at around 10:30 p.m.

TSB confirmed the two planes clipped wings while the Air Canada aircraft was “taxying” and the Polish airline LOT aircraft was parked and getting ready for takeoff. No injuries were reported, but damage was sustained to both planes.

Peter Fitzpatrick, spokesperson for Air Canada, said in an email there were 286 passengers on board the Air Canada flight at the time of the collision.

The inbound Air Canada Rouge plane, a Boeing 767-300, had arrived from Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic and was parking when it collided with the LOT aircraft, he said.

“The matter is under investigation,” he said on Sunday.



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