In the Turkish airport experienced planes

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Two airliners at an worldwide airport in Istanbul, Turkey, collided on the ground, breaking off the tail of one of the planes.

An Asiana Airlines A330 was believed to be taxiing to its gate at Istanbul's Ataturk Airport when its wing struck a Turkish Airlines A321.

The collision resulted in a fire on the Turkish Airlines plane, with firemen rushing to the scene, the news organisation said.

The incident is being investigated.

Asiana and Turkish Airlines had not responded to ATW's request for comment at the time of publication.

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The crash happened after the Turkish Airlines aircraft pulled up about 30 metres short of its parking boundaries, NewsHub reported.

The Asiana plane had just started to taxi before take off when it hit the other vehicle.

Asiana said the company itself is not involved in the investigation and did not disclose a clear reason for the accident.

Passengers were offered accommodation at nearby hotels some six hours after the accident occurred, according to reports. "Looks like the plane wasn't fully parked, yet ATC (air traffic control) let the Asiana plane pass behind it. Oops".

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