HORRIFIC MOMENT which made British passengers feared for their lives, they thought it was ‘the end’ when their plane was struck by another on the runway at a rushed international airport.
People who were on the plane told that they thought a ‘bomb had gone off’ as a result of a terrorist attack when the two airplanes got struck on the tarmac at Istanbul Atatürk Airport, in Turkey.
A woman who was on board said she was scared for her life when the two planes collided – and the only thing on her mind was her two children back at home.
Tourist Kaarina Barron, 55, from Woodley, Berkshire, was sitting at the back of the plane with a friend Clare Chambers – they were coming back from a holiday in Cyprus.
A business manager released a statement to a media outlet, which stated: ‘We hadn’t even been stationary for a minute and the engines were still going when there was this huge noise.’
‘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’.’
Nobody on the plane was injured at the time of collision but the emergency team rushed to the scene immediately, according to reports.
This incident was captured on a CCTV video footage which shows a Turkish Airline flight parked at its gate when another plane collided in to it.
The Asiana airplane had just begun to move as a preparation for takeoff when it struck the Turkish Airline on Sunday.
The wing of the Asiana Airbus A330 struck the tail fin of the Turkish Airlines Airbus A321, as a result, the fin was completely ripped off.
Although both of the planes require an extensive repair, no passenger is known to be injured during the collision.
Later the passengers were placed on another plane to allow them a continuation of their journey.