2 commercial jets collide on Melbourne tarmac, no injuries
SYDNEY (AFP) - Two commercial jets collided on the tarmac at Australia's Melbourne airport Saturday, officials said, damaging the aircraft but causing no injury to passengers.
The crash, between a reversing Virgin Australia 737 and an A320 Jetstar craft, saw one jet lose part of its tail cone and the other suffer wing damage, according to engineers who witnessed the damage.
"There were no injuries from (an) accident involving two aircraft which made contact while taxiing this morning, (which is) now under investigation," Melbourne Airport said on its Twitter feed.
"Airport operations as normal. Two gates temporarily out of use pending investigation."