Two holiday planes collide on the tarmac at Palma airport in Mallorca

Two holiday planes collide on the tarmac of Palma airport in Mallorca

  • The incident happened around 9am and caused an aircraft’s wing tip to break

Two holiday planes collided on the tarmac of Palma airport in Mallorca this morning.

The incident happened around 9 a.m. and caused the wing tip of one of the planes to break.

It is understood no one was injured and the operation of the busy airport was not affected.

According to Spanish newspapers, a plane from the company Condor, which covers the Palma-Frankfurt route, and another plane from the company Air Europa were carrying out ground maneuvers at Son Sant Joan airport.

The crash apparently occurred when the Air Europa plane, which had been flying the Barcelona-Palma route, arrived at the terminal and collided with the rear of the Condor plane, which was stationary and waiting for permission to taxi.

The crash apparently occurred when the Air Europa plane, which had been flying the Barcelona-Palma route, arrived at the terminal and collided with the rear of the Condor plane (pictured), which was stationary and waiting for permission to taxi .

Two holiday planes collided on the tarmac of Palma airport in Mallorca this morning.  In the photo: the scene

Two holiday planes collided on the tarmac of Palma airport in Mallorca this morning. In the photo: the scene

The incident happened around 9 a.m. and caused the wing tip of one of the planes to break.  Pictured: The Air Europa aircraft (white) collided with the rear of the Condor aircraft (in orange and white)

The incident happened around 9 a.m. and caused the wing tip of one of the planes to break. Pictured: The Air Europa aircraft (white) collided with the rear of the Condor aircraft (in orange and white)

The crash occurred at a low speed, with a passenger on board the Condor plane bound for Frankfurt describing hearing a ‘loud noise as the aircraft braked before impact’.

Reports said both planes were damaged and debris was visible on the tarmac, while airport emergency services were immediately activated.

The Air Europa plane was able to continue driving on the tarmac after the collision until it reached the terminal and the passengers could disembark normally.

Sources from the airport authority Aena say the incident will be analyzed by the corresponding body, in this case the Civil Aviation Accident and Incident Investigation Commission (CIAIAC).

The crash apparently occurred when the Air Europa plane (left), which had been flying the Barcelona-Palma route, arrived at the terminal and collided with the rear of the Condor plane (right), which was stationary and awaiting clearance to taxi.

The crash apparently occurred when the Air Europa plane (left), which had been flying the Barcelona-Palma route, arrived at the terminal and collided with the rear of the Condor plane (right), which was stationary and awaiting clearance to taxi.

One of the passengers on the Palma-Frankfurt flight told Última Hora: ‘We heard a loud noise from the plane braking before the impact. We experienced it peacefully and there were no injuries or panic situations.

“Emergency teams immediately arrived to investigate the aircraft and asked us passengers to wait in the cabin before being transferred by bus to the terminal.”

The incident had no influence on the operation of the other flights at the airport.

The Cóndor plane bound for Frankfurt was scheduled to depart at 9:15 a.m. and was postponed until 10:30 a.m.

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