Two planes collide on Tokyo runway | Sri Lanka News

Two planes came into contact at Tokyo’s Haneda Airport on Saturday morning, leading to the temporary closure of one of its four runways.

The incident occurred on a taxiway at around 11 a.m. No injuries were reported.

According to the ministry and the Tokyo Fire Department, the two planes involved were operated by Thai Airways and Taiwan’s Eva Airways, respectively.

A passenger who was aboard the Eva Airways flight told reporters that there had been an “impact” while the plane was waiting for departure.

“Part of the wing of the Thai Airways plane was chipped,” the passenger said.

About 260 passengers and crew members were on the Thai Airways plane while about 200 were aboard the Eva Airways aircraft, according to the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism.

The affected 3000-meter Runway A was reopened after 1 p.m., NHK reported, noting that some flights were delayed due to the incident.

Passenger planes operated by Thai Airways and Taiwan's Eva Airways sit on a taxiway after making contact at Tokyo's Haneda Airport on Saturday. | KYODOPin

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