THIS is the moment passengers feared “the end” when their plane was hit by another jet on the runway at a busy international airport.
Those on board said they thought a “bomb had gone off” when the two aircraft suddenly collided on the tarmac at Istanbul Atatürk Airport, in Turkey, The Sunreported.
A British mother-of-two said she feared for her life when the Turkish Airlines plane she was on had its tail sheared off in the shocking collision.
Kaarina Barron, 55, from Berkshire, UK, and friend Clare Chambers were seated near the back of the plane after a holiday in northern Cyprus.
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“We hadn’t even been stationary for a minute and the engines were still going when there was this huge noise,” the business development manager told the Mail Online.
“It sounded like a bomb going off and the whole plane seemed to tilt over. For a moment I really thought ‘this is it, this is the end of my life’.”
An Asiana jet sliced the tail off a stationary Turkish plane. Picture: CEN/AustralscopeSource:australscope
She revealed emergency crews were soon at the scene of the crash and although her flight was full nobody on board was injured.
Video footage shows a Turkish Airlines flight parked at its gate when it is hit by another passenger plane.
The Asiana plane had just started to taxi before take off when it collided with the other jet on Sunday afternoon.
The wing of the Asiana Airbus A330 can be seen hitting the tailfin of the Turkish Airlines Airbus A321 knocking it clean off.
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No passengers are believed to have been injured in the crash but both planes were left needing extensive repairs.
The Asiana Airbus A330, due to fly to the South Korean capital of Seoul when the crash happened, is thought to have been grounded in Istanbul.
The tail of the Turkish Airlines plane was sliced off. Picture: Airport Haber Source: Supplied