Runway closed after 2 planes bump into each other at Tokyo’s Haneda airport | World News

    AP | | Posted by Sreelakshmi B

    Two passenger planes bumped into each other on a runway at a major Tokyo airport Saturday but no injuries were reported, Japanese media reports said.

    This aerial photo shows the airplanes of Thai Airways International, left, and Eva Airways, right, sit close on a runway, after the two passenger planes accidentally hit each other at Haneda airport in Tokyo on Saturday.(AP)

    A Thai Airways International jet headed to Bangkok accidentally hit an Eva Airways plane headed to Taipei at Haneda airport and the runway was subsequently closed and some flights were delayed, the reports said.

    Footage broadcast by TBS TV News showed two commercial jets stopped on the same runway.

    The airlines, the airport and Japan’s Transport Ministry were not immediately available for comment and did not answer repeated calls.

    The cause of the accident was not clear.

    A winglet on the Thai Airways plane appeared to have been damaged, according to photographs and media reports. Winglets are the vertical projections on the tip of the wing that reduce drag.

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