(Stock image of an Air Canada Jazz aircraft in flight)
Five people were taken to hospital early Friday after a fuel truck collided with a plane on a tarmac at Toronto Pearson International airport.
According to The Canadian Press, the Jazz flight with 51 people on board was headed for Sudbury, Ont., but turned around because of bad weather. Shortly after 1:30 a.m., the plane was taxiing back to the gate and was struck by a fuel truck.
Police say the plane was hit three time and five people – the pilot, co-pilot and three passengers – were treated for minor injuries.
At 1:36a.m. an Air Canada Jazz aircraft came into contact with a Menzies fuel truck while taxiing on the apron. Airport emergency services responded. Passengers and crew evacuated safely to T1. The aircraft and vehicle were removed & no operational impact at the airport.
— Toronto Pearson (@TorontoPearson) May 10, 2019
The fuel truck driver was not injured and faces a charge of dangerous driving.
The incident had no impact on operations.
The Transportation Safety Board of Canada has sent a team of investigators to the scene.