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  • Passengers witness explosion as two planes collide at Toronto’s Pearson airport – videoVideo shared on social media shows the explosion caused by the collision of two planes at Toronto’s Pearson airport on Friday Continue reading...
  • Fire as one plane crashes into another at Toronto Pearson airportPassengers evacuated after collision between Westjet and Sunwing airliners when one of them was being towed and the other was waiting to parkPassengers were forced to evacuate via emergency slides in the frigid cold on Friday night after two planes collided on the ground at Toronto’s Pearson International Airport. No injuries were reported.WestJet said an inbound from Cancun, Mexico with 168 passengers and a crew of six was stationary and waiting to go to a gate when it was struck by a Sunwing aircraft moving back from a gate. Continue reading...

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  • More airlines ban smart bags from checked luggageThree more carriers are banning so-called smart bags from being checked into luggage holds unless the bag’s integrated lithium battery can be removed and carried separately. read more
  • British Airways expands Gatwick servicesBritish Airways (BA) will substantially increase operations at London Gatwick Airport as it fights off the growing incursions of competitors such as LCC Norwegian. read more

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