Two airplanes Boeing 737 collided on the ground at Toronto-Pearson International Airport

Boeing 737 fire accidentDozens of passengers were evacuated at Toronto-Pearson International Airport after two Boeing 737-800 aircraft were involved in a collision on the ground. The airplanes of the Sunning Airlines and Westgate Airlines impacted the wing tips near the gate during pushing, which led to fire. The APU fire was quickly contained without risking the safety of the passengers on the airport.

Westgate Airlines reported unconfirmed information on minor injuries, but all 168 passengers and six crew members on board its Boeing 737-800 were unharmed after they were evacuated with inflatable slides.

The plane had just landed in Toronto from Cancun, Mexico, and waited on the taxiway for it to stand on the terminal. There was no passenger or crew on the Sunning Airlines plane. It was towed by a groundhandling company.

The Canadian Transportation Safety Board initiated an investigation into the incident.

The Boeing 737 is a short- to medium-range twinjet narrow-body airliner developed and manufactured by Boeing Commercial Airplanes in the United States.