Two planes collide, spark fire

Dozens of passengers and crew have been forced to evacuate following a plane collision at Toronto's Pearson Airport.

The WestJet Boeing  737 had just arrived back from Mexico on Friday evening (local time) when an empty Sunwing aircraft, being pushed by third party ground handlers, crashed into it. 

The collision caused the Sunwing jet to catch fire, prompting panic from the 168 passengers on board the WestJet plane.  

They were soon brought to safety via emergency slides. 

Many passengers documented the chaos on social media.

"Our plane was crashed into by another plane right after the pilot announced they were "low on staff," wrote one Instagram user. 

"The guy just in front of my friend was taking down his carry on. But I got to use an emergency slide which was neat.

"We're all safe and sound now, this is just another video from last night."

Two planes collide, spark fire
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Airport authorities are currently investigating the incident.  

Passengers and crew were unharmed.


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