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Archive for Tuesday, October 16, 2007

2 planes in minor collision on runway

October 16, 2007

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— Two big passenger jets collided while taxiing on a runway at London's Heathrow Airport Monday night, but there were no injuries, officials said.

"It was a minor collision in between two planes who just clipped each other," a London fire brigade spokesman said, speaking anonymously in line with the brigade's policy. "There was no fire, no injuries, no damage."

The planes involved were a British Airways Boeing 747 and a Sri Lankan Airlines Airbus A340, the fire brigade said.

Passengers on both planes were evacuated safely after the collision, BAA PLC, which manages Heathrow, said in a statement. BAA did not say how many passengers had been aboard the two aircraft and didn't provided further details on the accident.

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