German & Israeli Jets Collide In Dramatic Runway Incident (VIDEO)

Two passenger planes collided on the tarmac of Ben-Gurion Airport, Tel Aviv on Wednesday, leaving both aircraft stuck together by the tail. No passengers were injured, but both planes were badly damaged.

The Germania and El Al aircrafts smashed into each other before take-off. The Germania plane, a Boeing 737 bound for Berlin, was pushing back from the gate before take-off when it collided with an El Al Boeing 767 which was about to depart for Rome.

Video footage shared on social media shows the aftermath of the collision. Passengers can be seen disembarking from the El Al plane. The two planes’ tails appear stuck together. The footage then shows the planes slowly move apart, and the El Al plane’s fin can be heard scraping loudly against the back of the Germania plane, leaving a large hole in its wake.

According to the Israeli Airport Authority, all passengers and flight staff were able to safely evacuate both planes, and no injuries have been reported. An official investigation has been opened and both damaged planes were taken out of commission until the investigation is complete, Haaretz reports.


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