An empty aircraft clipped a WestJet plane as it sat on the tarmac after arriving from Cancun on Friday night at Toronto Pearson International Airport, sparking a small fire..
There were 168 passengers and six crew members aboard the arriving airplane, according to Lauren Stewart, a WestJet spokeswoman.
No passengers or crew members were aboard the Sunwing aircraft, the airline tweeted. A “ground handling service provider,” was towing the plane, it said.
Fire trucks and ambulances descended on the tarmac when a small fire on the Sunwing aircraft began, said Beverly MacDonald, a spokeswoman with the Greater Toronto Airports Authority.
Video footage shows passengers exiting on an emergency slide as flames rose from the tail of the other airplane.
No passengers were injured, but a member of the airport’s fire and emergency services was taken to the hospital.