2 Planes Collide On An Airport Runway in Indonesia
Photo via Twitter/Emirates247
Two passenger planes collided on an airport runway in Indonesia Monday, causing major damage to both aircraft. Thankfully, there were no injuries reported from the incident.
According to News.com.au, a Batik Air plane and the 56 people onboard was preparing to take off from Halim Perdanakusuma Airport in Jakarta, Indonesia, when it was clipped by an aircraft from TransNusa airline.
Officials report the pilot of the Batik Air flight aborted takeoff due to the damage, and that the passengers onboard were safely removed from the aircraft and transported to a different plane for the completion of their journey.
The Batik Air plane was a Boeing 737-800 and it suffered considerable damage to the wing, while the TransNusa aircraft took the brunt of the impact, causing heavy damage to the wing and tail. Fire then erupted from the plane.
Emirates 24/7 and The Khaleej Times shared images on Twitter of the damaged aircrafts:
As a result of the accident, Halim Perdanakusuma Airport was closed temporarily while emergency crews extinguished the fire and cleaned up the area. Investigators are still trying to determine how and why this incident took place.
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