Pictures : Two KLM aircraft to collide on the ground at Schipol International


Amsterdam - Two aircraft from Dutch flag carrier KLM, a Boeing 747 and 787, collided on Wednesday morning at Schiphol International Airport. The planes have been slightly damaged. No injuries.

The Boeing 747 registered PH-BFV was to leave for Los Angeles while the 787-9 registered PH-BHA was preparing to take off for Atlanta, according to a KLM spokesperson.

The company did not say anything about the cause of the incident. The planes are carefully checked by KLM engineers and they are grounded for the time being.

The passengers of both aircraft are directed to other flights. As a result of the incident, one of the winglets of the Boeing 747 and the stabilizer of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner were damaged.

The Dutch Safety Board (OVV) requested information from the parties involved in the incident. On the basis of the information provided, the board will decide whether to initiate an investigation.