Sunday, 7 January 2018

Two 737's collide in Toronto - Canada

WESTJET B737-7CT (CN 32758)                  File Photo

Two Boeing 737-800 aircraft were involved in a collision on the ground at Toronto-Pearson International Airport, (YYZ/CYYZ) Canada on Friday evening (Canada time).
WestJet flight WS2425, a Boeing 737-800 registered C-FDMB, landed on runway 24R at 17:39 hours local time following a flight from Cancún, (CUN/MMUN) Mexico.
Preliminary reports suggest the Westjet aircraft was stationary on the taxiway near the gate when another Boeing 737-800 was being pushed back from gate A14. This aircraft operated by Sunwing Airlines C-FPRP had arrived from Cancún Airport as flight WG272 earlier and had parked at gate A14 at 16:38 hours.
During pushback the APU of the Sunwing impacted the wing tip of the WestJet aircraft. A fire broke out in the APU and the wingtip of WS2425 became engulfed in flames. The WestJet aircraft was evacuated on the taxiway.

The WestJet aircraft with 168 passengers and 6 crew aboard was in the queue for the gate when the Sunwing plane, carrying no passengers, backed into it.
“Out of nowhere there was an audible crunch and the plane rocked slightly,” said a shaken passenger.
“We looked out the window and saw that the plane had backed up into us. Everyone was a little shocked and kind of chuckling at the situation.”
Due to the position of the aircraft on the taxiway, WestJet passengers required evacuation via emergency slide. Emergency crews were on hand and responded immediately,” Westjet said in a statement.
There were no injuries to any passenger and the fire was quickly contained.

Aircraft Information
Aircraft: Boeing 737-8FH
Operator: Sunwing 
Registration: C-FPRP
Serial Number: 39959
First Flew: 14/05/2015
Age: 2 Years 6 Months

Aircraft Information
Aircraft: Boeing 737-8CT
Operator: Westjet
Registration: C-FDMB
Serial Number: 60127
First Flew: 20/11/2014
Age:  3 Years  1 Month

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