WestJet and Sunwing Boeing 737-800s collide on the ground at Toronto

WestJet Airlines and Sunwing Airlines Boeing 737-800s collided on the ramp at Toronto Pearson International Airport on Friday night, January 5, 2018.

WestJet flight WS 2425, a Boeing 737-800 (C-GKWJ), was taxiing to the gate and was stationary on the taxiway near the gate when a Sunwing Boeing 737-800 (C-FPRP) was being pushed back from gate A14 at Terminal 3.

While being pushed back, the APU of C-FPRP struck the wing tip of C-FDMB. A fire broke out in the APU and the wingtip of C-GKWJ. The crew of the WestJet 737 decided to evacuate the aircraft on the taxiway. The fire was quickly extinquished. There was one reported injury.

WestJet made this announcement:

WestJet has confirmed that WS 2425, a Boeing 737-800 with 168 guests and six crew onboard, inbound from Cancun to Toronto Pearson, while waiting to proceed to the gate and stationary, was struck by a Sunwing aircraft pushing back from the gate.

Sunwing made this announcement:

There were no Sunwing crew or passengers onboard at the time of the incident. We are awaiting further information from Swissport and will provide more details as they become available.

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