Two planes collide on ground at Pearson airport, no serious injuries reported
Two planes collided on the ground at Toronto's Pearson International Airport on Friday evening, but no serious injuries were reported.
WestJet says one of its flights, inbound from Cancun, Mexico, with 168 passengers and a crew of six, was stationary and waiting to go to a gate when it was struck by a Sunwing aircraft moving back from a gate.
Spokeswoman Lauren Stewart says the WestJet passengers were evacuated from the aircraft via emergency slides and says there are unconfirmed reports of minor injuries.
Stewart says emergency crews were on hand and responded immediately and all passengers and crew are accounted for.
Sunwing says there were no crew or passengers aboard its aircraft, which was being towed by the airline's ground handling service provider, at the time of the incident.
WestJet says it has been in contact with the Transportation Safety Board, the Greater Toronto Airports Authority and other agencies responsible for responding to, and investigating, the incident.