Heathrow Plane Collision incident on Airport Runway

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Heathrow Plane Collision incident on Airport Runway

Virgin Atlantic has confirmed that its Boeing 787-9 was involved in the collision and there were no passengers onboard at the time.

Photos circulating on social media of emergency crews rushing to the incident site on the airport taxiway in West London.

Passengers witnessed the plane crash at Heathrow! (image Alex Whittles/X)

British Airways flight was delayed for several hours.

A Virgin Atlantic spokesperson stated: “The wingtip of one of our empty aircraft came into contact with another aircraft whilst being towed from the stand at London Heathrow Terminal 3. The safety of our customers and crew is always our top priority. We can confirm no customers were on board the Virgin Atlantic aircraft during this time.”

“We’ve commenced a full and thorough investigation. Our engineering teams are performing maintenance checks on the aircraft, which for now has been taken out of service.”

(image Alex Whittles/X)

Passenger Alex Whittles tweeted: “Just witnessed a plane crash at Heathrow! A tug pushing back a Virgin 787, crashed the wing into a BA A350.”

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