CBC.CA Reports: Two planes collided at Toronto Pearson airport, WestJet reported on Friday night. The aircraft, a Boeing 737-800, had 168 passengers and six crew on board, and was stationary while waiting to proceed to the gate, according to WestJet. The airline says their craft was clipped by a plane operated by Sunwing as the latter backed out from a gate. The Sunwing plane caught fire. Pearson authorities confirmed fire and emergency services responded and passengers were evacuated via an emergency slide.
Now planes are colliding into each other and sparking fires, as this incident comes after several passenger jets have been turned around back to the United States and several emergency landings in the last two weeks. It almost begs the question now if these plane incidents are part of the storm. It seems now like people are desperate to flee from North America, as this plane collision on Toronto's runway tonight follows several plane incidents in the last week. Now a plane collision on a runway is more rare than planes being turned around I would say.