Two airliners collide while taxiing at London-Heathrow airport

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A Korean Air Boeing 777 and an Icelandair Boeing 757 were involved in a ground collision at London-Heathrow Airport. 

The Boeing 777-300ER, registered HL7782, was taxiing for departure as it was about to carry out Korean Air Flight KE908 to Seoul-Incheon Airport (ICN).  

The Boeing 757-256, registered TF-FIK, was parked after performing Icelandair Flight FI454 from Reykjavik-Keflavik Airport (KEF). 

The left-hand wingtip of the Boeing 777 came into contact with the rudder of the Boeing 757 and sliced through it before coming to a stop. 

โ€œNo injuries have been reported but emergency services are attending to ensure all passengers and crew are safe and well,โ€ an airport spokesperson told local media. 

No major traffic disruptions have been reported. An investigation was opened to determine the cause of the incident. 

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