Korean Air plane collides with another aircraft at Heathrow Airport

A photo of the accident scene between a Korean Air passenger and an Iceland Air plane at Heathrow Airport in London, UK on the 28th (local time). Daily Mail website capture

The Daily Mail reported on the 28th (local time) that a Korean Air passenger plane traveling on the ground at London’s Heathrow Airport collided with another aircraft and was damaged.

According to the Daily Mail, at around 8 pm (local time) on the same day, Korean Air’s Boeing 777-300ER passenger plane (KE908) collided with an Iceland Air plane (FI454) that was entering the gate while moving to the runway for takeoff at Heathrow Airport.

The tip of the left wing of the Korean Air passenger plane, which was moving to the taxiway for takeoff, came into contact with the rear part of the vertical tail wing of the Iceland Air aircraft that had landed.

Part of the Iceland Air vertical tail wing is torn off. Daily Mail website capture

Part of the Icelandair vertical tail wing was torn in the accident.

A Korean Air passenger said in an interview with the media, “I was looking out the window thinking that the tail wing of a parked plane and our plane were too close, and it seemed as if we had brushed the wing.”

There were 198 passengers and 17 crew members on the Korean Air flight, and no one was injured.

After re-entry procedures, the passengers moved to a hotel near the airport.

Korean Air sent an alternate flight from Incheon International Airport to London to pick up these passengers and return to Korea.

British airport authorities are investigating the exact cause of the accident.

Reporter Gicheon Na [email protected]

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