Two passenger planes came into contact at Tokyo’s Haneda Airport on Saturday morning, resulting in the temporary closure of one of its four runways, according to the Japanese transport ministry.
Fortunately, no injuries were reported from the incident, which took place on a taxiway around 11 a.m. However, Thai Airways confirmed that one of its plane’s winglets sustained damage. The closed runway was reopened after approximately two hours.
The Thai Airways flight was carrying around 260 passengers, while the other plane, operated by Taiwan’s Eva Airways, had approximately 200 people on board, as reported by the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport, and Tourism.
In addition to the affected airlines, such as Thai Airways and Eva Airways, inbound and outbound flights operated by other airlines like All Nippon Airways Co and Japan Airlines Co experienced delays.
A passenger on the Eva Airways flight informed reporters that there was an “impact” while the plane was awaiting departure, noticing that “a section of the wing of the nearby Thai Airways plane was chipped.”
Despite being confined for an extended period of time, the overall atmosphere inside the aircraft remained calm, as reported by the passenger.
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