Two holiday planes collide on the runway at Palma de Mallorca airport
- The incident occurred around 9 a.m. and caused the tip of a plane’s wing to break.
Two holiday planes crashed this morning on the runway at Palma de Mallorca airport.
The incident occurred around 9 a.m. and caused the wingtip of one of the planes to break.
It is understood that no one has been injured and the operation of the busy airport has not been affected.
According to Spanish newspapers, a plane from the Cóndor company, which covers the Palma-Frankfurt route, and another from the Air Europa company were carrying out ground maneuvers at the Son Sant Joan airport.
The accident apparently occurred when the Air Europa plane, which was making the Barcelona-Palma route, arrived at the terminal and collided with the rear of the Condor plane, which was stationary waiting for permission to take off.
Subsequently, the Air Europa plane continued until it reached the terminal and the passengers were able to disembark normally.
The accident occurred at low speed. Reports say both planes were damaged and debris was visible on the runway.
The airport’s emergency services were activated immediately.
Sources from the Aena airport authority affirm that the incident will be analyzed by the corresponding body, in this case the Civil Aviation Accident and Incident Investigation Commission (CIAIAC).
One of the passengers on the Palma-Frankfurt flight told Última Hora: ‘We heard a loud noise from the plane braking before impact. We have experienced it calmly and there have been no injuries or scenes of panic.
“Emergency teams immediately came to examine the plane and asked us passengers to wait inside the cabin before being transferred by bus to the terminal.”
The incident has not affected the operation of the rest of the airport’s flights.
The Condor plane bound for Frankfurt was supposed to depart at 9:15 a.m. and was delayed until 10:30 a.m.