WestJet airlines said its Boeing 737-800 carrying 168 passengers and six crew was waiting for a gate when it was hit by a Sunwing plane. The Sunwing plane’s APU caught fire during this.
All passengers were evacuated and safe.
The plane had landed at Toronto Pearson from Cancun in Mexico and was stationary when the collision took place.
WestJet guests required evacuation via emergency slide.
There has been an aircraft incident involving two aircraft on the Terminal 3 apron. Fire and emergency services have responded and passengers have been evacuated. More details to come.
— Toronto Pearson (@TorontoPearson) January 6, 2018
WestJet has confirmed that WS2425, 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.
— WestJet (@WestJet) January 6, 2018