Royal Air Maroc Plane Clips Turkish Plane in Istanbul

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Rabat – The minor accident caused more fear than harm.

A Royal Air Maroc plane’s wing hit a Turkish Airlines plane’s tail at Istanbul’s Ataturk International Airport while on the ground. No injuries were reported and both aircraft were only slightly damaged.

According to Turkish newspaper Hurriyet, the accident caused slight damage to the right wing of RAM’s Boeing 787 (CN-RGT) and also damaged the Turkish plane.

The Moroccan aircraft was supposed to take off from Istanbul to Casablanca. The airliner was close to the tail of a Turkish Boeing 777 that was parked near a terminal and was preparing to accommodate passengers for a flight to Athens. Passengers on the Turkish airplane were transferred to on another plane.