Parked Plane Spins around when other Aircraft Clips its Tail in Toronto

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An Air Canada plane approaches Toronto Pearson Airport (file photo)
An Air Canada plane approaches Toronto Pearson Airport (file photo)( Getty )

Both aircraft were unoccupied at the time

The Indepedent Travel Desk, December 31, 2019

A Boeing 777 has clipped the tail of another plane at Toronto airport.

The Air Canada jet, which was being towed at the time, banged the tail of the Airbus A321 aircraft belonging to the same carrier.

Video footage shows the 777’s left-hand wing hitting the parked narrow-body jet with enough force to spin the Airbus aircraft around.

It’s understood that both aircraft were unoccupied at the time of the incident.

Toronto Pearson International Airport is the Canadian flag carrier’s largest hub. It handles around 50 million passengers a year and is the second-busiest airport in North America after New York JFK.

Both aircraft were damaged due to the contact.