2 passenger planes collide on runway; Wing destroyed


Jakarta: Two passenger planes collided at an airport in the Indonesian city of Medan on Thursday, sources said.

However, the latest incident to hit the country’s beleaguered aviation sector.

A Boeing airplane operated by Lion Air was taxying along the runway after landing at Kualanamu airport on the island of Sumatra when it clipped the wing of a Wings Air craft waiting to depart for Meulaboh in Aceh province, as per sources.

No one was injured in the incident and authorities are investigating the cause of the collision.

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