Posted: 6 October, 2016
Qantas Denies Planes Collided
What really happened?
Not sure who has their story straight with this one, but Qantas has denied claims that one of its planes almost collided with another aircraft while it was taxiing at a West Australian airport.
The Flying Kangaroo claims the two jets did NOT clip one another on Wednesday afternoon.
A spokesperson said they came close to touching on the tarmac at Paraburdoo Airport in the Pilbara at about 4.30pm.
The second plane belonged to Network Aviation - a company which is also owned by Qantas.
Around 70 passengers and crew were left stranded after the alleged incident though, with several people hitting social media claiming to have felt the ‘impact’ onboard the aircraft, although they couldn’t confirm what the bump was.
Adding to the mystery, a passenger tweeted this image, which seemingly shows the two aircraft touching:
Meantime, a scary one for passengers onboard a Jetstar flight from Melbourne to Hobart on Tuesday.
Their plane was forced to turn back to Tullamarine after it was struck by lightning, 25 minutes into its flight.