Asiana plane crashes while taxiing

The 1998 accident in Alaska. Image Paul Martel  KTUU-TV

An Asiana Airlines A330-300 (HL7792) sliced through the vertical stabilizer of a Turkish Airlines Airbus A321 (TC-JMM) at Istanbul's Ataturk International Airport.

As of yet, there has been no injuries reported.

Asiana Airlines declined to comment when contacted by FlightGlobal, noting that the accident was being investigated by Turkish and South Korean authorities.

The Incheon-bound Asiana flight was canceled and the passengers were offered hotel accommodations, the airline told the Korea Times.

While taxiing on the runway, the plane collided with a Turkish Airlines A321 narrow body jet that was parked nearby.


Fire crews rushed over to hose down and cool the plane down to prevent it erupting into flames.

Video posted on YouTube appeared to show the Asiana plane's starboard wing crashing into the stationary Turkish Airline's vertical stabiliser as it drives past, slicing the stabiliser off.

Asiana's plane also was damaged on the right winglet, the tip of the wing, according to the company.

Almost 100 passengers arrived in Incheon through flights offered by other carriers like Korean Air and Turkish Airlines later on Sunday.

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