Ground collision between two planes at Palma de Mallorca airport

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On the morning of September 19, around 9:30 a.m., a Boeing 757-300 Condor, ready to take off, was hit by a Boeing 737-800Air Europa while parked. at Palma de Mallorca Airport, Spain.

No one was injured in the incident and the plane suffered only minor damage, as a spokesperson for the airport operator reported, Aena. The collision between the wings occurred at low speed. Pieces broke off from both planes and fell to the ground, as seen in the video below posted on social media platform X.

The accident occurred when the planeAir Europawho made the connection Barcelona-Palmawas arriving at the terminal and collided with the rear of the Condor plane, which was apparently stationary and was unable to take off as planned for Frankfurt. The Air Europa Boeing 737 then continued until it reached the terminal and passengers could disembark normally. Aena sources explained that the incident will be analyzed by the corresponding body, in this case the Civil Aviation Accidents and Incidents Investigation Commission (CIAIAC). Both planes need repairs before their next flights.

All passengers on board were able to disembark the plane and, as the spokesperson added, they were flown home late Thursday afternoon using a replacement plane. Authorities have opened an investigation into the causes of the accident.

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