Planes Collide at Toronto Pearson International Airport
Two planes collided at Toronto Pearson International Airport, Canada, on January 5th.
Authorities said a WestJet plane, inbound from Cancun, Mexico, was waiting to go to a gate when a Sunwing Airlines plane, moving back from a gate, struck it.
The Sunwing plane caught fire after the accident.
There were one hundred and sixty-eight passengers and six crew members aboard the WestJet plane at the time; all of them were safely evacuated via emergency slides.
Authorities said the Sunwing aircraft was empty at the time of accident; it was being towed by the ground handlers.