Passengers are being asked to check the status of their flights as emergency services were at the scene on Wednesday evening after an Icelandair plane and a Korean Air plane had a minor collision on the airfield, which is currently being investigated.
First hand accounts from passengers aboard the aircraft at the time suggest the left wing of a Korean Air plane “clipped” the tail of the Icelandair aircraft while taxiing at London’s Heathrow Airport, which handles more than 80 million international passengers annually.
A spokesperson for Heathrow said: “No injuries have been reported but emergency services are attending to ensure all passengers and crew are safe and well.”
Videos of the incident have circulated on social media, with close-up footage showing superficial damage to the tail of the Icelandair 757.
Another passenger added: “We hit another plane while taxiing. I saw it out the window. Wingtip scraped the tail of another plane.”