Asiana Flight Collides with Turkish Plane in Istanbul


According to Asiana, the plane was moving on the taxi way at Istanbul's Ataturk Airport at around 5:30 p.m. local time. "For a moment I really thought "this is it, this is the end of my life".

The air carrier said none of the people on board were hurt, and the crash was not severe.

"My sister Clare Chambers was on this Turkish Airlines plane in Istanbul yesterday, now tailless", Facebook user Pete Young posted on Monday.

"Turkish Airlines confirms that the Airbus A330 type aircraft of the South Korean airline, Asiana Airlines, hit the tail of Turkish Airlines' Airbus A321 while it was taxiing on Istanbul Atatürk International Airport in yesterday".

The passengers of both aircraft were not injured.

The Asiana A330 was due to depart for South Korea, however, the flight had to be cancelled.

And the dramatic clip shows the wing of the Asiana Airbus A330 hitting the tail fin of the Turkish Airlines Airbus A321 before knocking it clean off.

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The incident is now being investigated by Turkish and South Korean authorities to determine its cause.