Two aircraft collided at Toronto’s Pearson Airport on Friday evening, sparking a small fire in one of them. The fire was extinguished and all passengers on the other aircraft were evacuated, Toronto’s airport authority said in a statement.
The Sunwing Airlines aircraft, which caught fire, did not have any passengers on board and it was under tow when it struck the stationary Westjet Airlines, which was waiting to park.
The Westjet plane had just arrived from Cancun, Mexico, with 168 passengers and six crew members on board.
The incident took place on Terminal 3 at 6.19 pm on Friday (4.49 am Saturday Indian time). Fire and emergency services were called after the collision.
Westjet said all its passengers and staff were safe. An investigation is underway.