No Injuries as Asiana Jet Collides with Turkish Plane on Istanbul Runway

Ivan Schwartz
May 15, 2018

And the dramatic clip shows the wing of the Asiana Airbus A330 hitting the tail fin of the Turkish Airlines Airbus A321 before knocking it clean off.

Turkish Airlines is offering a free layover service to all passengers flying through Istanbul with a 6-24 hour layover.

"Turkish Airlines confirms that the Airbus A330 type aircraft of the South Korean airline, Asiana Airlines, hit the tail of Turkish Airlines' Airbus A321 while it was taxiing on Istanbul Atatürk International Airport in yesterday".

The Korea Times reported that the Asiana plane was taxiing on the runway before colliding with the A321, which resulted in a fire on the Turkish jet that forced fire crews to rush to the scene.

The footage shows that the South Korean plane's wingtip was seriously damaged.

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A total of 222 passengers and 16 flight attendants were on board the plane.

The flight to Incheon was cancelled, and passengers were offered hotel accommodation, the Korea Times reported.

"If the ministry finds the collision is Asiana's fault, the airline will face an administrative measure", a ministry official said.

Turkish Airlines was not immediately available for comment.

Alexandra Deabler is a Lifestyle writer and editor for Fox News.

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