INCIDENT Air Namibia Airbus A330 collided with a Korean Air Boeing 777 on taxiway at Frankfurt Airport

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Frankfurt Airport confirmed on Sunday morning that two passenger jets had collided on the taxiway “Mike” hours earlier.

A Korean Air Boeing 777-300 (reg. HL7204) collided with an Air Namibia A330-200 (reg. V5-ANO) after landing on Saturday at 6:20 p.m. (1720 GMT).

The horizontal stabilizer on the Korean jet and the wingtip of the Namibian plane were both damaged, according to the Korean news agency Yonhap.

There were no reports of injuries as the Air Namibia plane was “moving at low speed on the ground,” the agency said, citing the Korean carrier.

The Korean plane performing flight #HL7204 was delayed as a result of the incident and passengers were offered hotel accommodations, reported the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung newspaper.

The flight was rescheduled and was expected to take off some 21 hours later than originally planned.

The German Federal Bureau of Aircraft Accident Investigation (BFU) launched an investigation into the collision, the Hessenschau news portal reported.

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