Planes collide on Indonesia runway, no casualties

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Jakarta, April 5 (IANS) Two planes collided on a runway at an airport in Indonesia late Monday night, officials said.

A Batik Air Boeing 737 carrying 56 people had been cleared for takeoff when its wing struck a smaller Trans Nusa plane, which was being towed, Batik said in a statement, the Independent reported.

According to the Jakarta Transportation Ministry, all passengers were evacuated safely. There was a fire in one of the planes.

According to ABC the incident was “very serious – and a couple of feet away from disaster”.

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