Plane Slices Off Sitting Jet’s Tail In Bizarre Airport Collision [VIDEO]

When an Asiana Airline plane passed by a sitting Turkish Airlines plane, the wing of the moving plane ripped off the tail of the other in a scary airport collision.

By austind03 on May 14, 2018
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If you’ve ever sideswiped another car while driving, you’d know it’s a frightening situation for everyone. However, as bad as that type of accident can be, it’s even worse when it happens between two planes…

According to the Daily Mail, a collision recently took place between two planes at Attaturk Airport in Istanbul, Turkey.

When an Asiana Airline plane was passing by a sitting Turkish Airline plane, the wing of the moving plane clipped the end of the sitting one. In one fell swoop, the Asiana plane completely sliced off the tail of the other, scaring everyone on board both aircrafts.

A British tourist named Kaarina Barron was on board the plane that lost it’s tail, and she explained:

‘We’d just pulled into the parking bay. We hadn’t even been stationary for a minute and the engines were still going when there was this huge noise. It sounded like a bomb going off and the whole plane seemed to tilt over. I thought it was going to turn over. It leant to one side and then it sort of righted itself. All kinds of things were going through my mind at that point. I thought the plane had blown up. It was really scary. For a moment I really thought “this is it, this is the end of my life.”

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In a case of bad luck, a lot of people on the Turkish Airline flight were out of their seats when the accident occurred. As Barron described:

“There were a lot of people standing in the aisle, despite the seatbelt sign still being on. They all went flying. Everybody was falling about all over the place. It was totally surreal.”

Thankfully, no passengers on either plane suffered injuries in the collision. The planes, on the other hand, will not be flying again any time soon.

Head right here to learn more. Also, let us know what you would do if this happened on your flight in the comments below.

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