Two Air Canada planes clip wings on the ground at Vancouver International Airport
No injuries were reported when two Air Canada planes came into contact on the ground at a terminal at Vancouver International Airport on Sunday.
Dirk Holstein saw it happen from a departure lounge.
“At around 2:30 p.m. two planes hit each other with their wingtips,” he said in a note with accompanying photos.
His photos show an Air Canada Airbus A319 being backed out of its gate at the domestic terminal and clipping the wing of a parked de Havilland Dash 8-400.
Passengers for the 28-minute flight to Nanaimo on the Dash 8-400 and for the five-hour flight to Quebec City on the A319 were put on other flights Sunday evening.
Air Canada had no one available to speak on Monday but confirmed that one of its Rouge Airbus A319s made contact with a Jazz Express Q400 on Sunday afternoon while the Airbus was being pushed back from the gate.