Virgin and Jetstar Collide in Australia

Sunday, August 11, 2013
By George Hatcher


A Virgin Australia Boeing 737-800 scheduled from Melbourne to Maroochydore had a ground accident on the tarmac.

The plane collided with a Jetstar AirbusA320. None of the 175 passengers on the Virgin flight were injured but both planes sustained damage.

The Boeing’s left winglet was damaged.

The Virgin Australia plane was reversing.

The Jetstar sustained damage to the tail. It had just returned from Sydney, and was stationary during the collision.

An investigation is ongoing. Damages of about three million are estimated to each craft.

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