Two jumbo jets on a taxiway leading to the active runway for takeoff clipped wings at London Heathrow Airport on Oct. 15 at 10:10 p.m. local time, and a British Airways 747 lost the top piece of its winglet as a result. The accident was treated as a major crash by SkyNews in Britain and by U.S. cable news channels until calmer heads prevailed. A Sri Lankan Airlines A340 with 286 people aboard clipped the wing of the BA 747 with 328 people on board as the A340 passed the 747 on its way to ...


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