TWO packed planes crashed into each other on the tarmac of Palma airport in Majorca this morning.
Both were damaged in the smash on the tarmac at around 9am, as one jet was left with its wingtip hanging off.
Both planes were damaged in the smash on the tarmac, as one jet was left with its wingtip hanging off[/caption]
Debris was left scattered on the runway and the airport’s emergency services were immediately rushed to the scene of the collision[/caption]
Debris was left scattered on the runway and the airport’s emergency services were immediately rushed to the scene of the collision.
The crash apparently happened when an Air Europa plane was arriving at the terminal and collided with a Condor plane, which was waiting for permission to take off.
No one was injured in the low-speed collision and the popular airports’ daily operation has been left unaffected.
Luckily for passengers onboard, the Air Europa plane continued until it reached the terminal and they were able to disembark as normal.
One of the passengers on the Condor plane travelling between Palma and Frankfurt said: “We heard a loud noise from the plane braking before impact.
“Emergency teams have immediately come to examine the plane and they have asked us passengers to wait inside the cabin before being transferred by bus to the terminal.”
Their plane was scheduled to leave for Frankfurt at 9.15am and was delayed as a result until 10.30am.
The Air Europa plane was landing in Palma from Barcelona when the collision occurred.
Palma is a popular resort city in the southwest of Majorca.
The airport serves as a busy hub for the popular tourist hotspot, where thousands of Brits flock every year.
But travelling there doesn’t always prove to be an easy ride.
Estela Orts feared for her life as she travelled into Majorca on a flight from hell during an 80mph storm.
The passenger jet passed above the Balearic holiday islands during a ferocious hurricane-strength weather front that downed trees, sent debris smashing into hotels and snapped a Brit-packed cruise ship from its mooring.
September 19, 2023 at 05:02PM
from The Sun