Two planes collided at Haneda airport in Japan’s capital on Saturday morning, causing damage to both aircraft and disrupting several flights.
The incident involved a Thai Airways plane that was about to depart for Bangkok and an Eva Airways plane that was heading to Taipei.
According to Japan’s transport ministry, the wingtip of the Thai Airways plane hit the tail of the Eva Airways plane near a taxiway, resulting in debris scattered on the runway. No injuries were reported among the 471 passengers and crew members on board the two planes.
The airport authorities closed one of the four runways for cleanup and inspection, while launching an investigation into the cause of the collision.