WestJet Plane Hits RCAF C-130H Hercules at Comox Airport

WestJet Plane Hits RCAF C-130H Hercules at Comox Airport
Credits: Dean Stoltz

WestJet Airlines flight WS346, a Boeing 737-7CT, struck a parked RCAF Lockheed CC-130H Hercules as it was taxiing for departure at Comox Valley Airport (YYQ), British Columbia. No injuries were reported.

WestJet says the plane hit the parked 19 Wing Comox aircraft while the plane was taxiing out for departure.

Photos show damage to the WestJet plane and the CC-130H Hercules on the tarmac of the airport, including a tailpiece that was scraped off of the WestJet aircraft.

The extent of the damage to the Hercules is not yet clear.

The WestJet plane was bound for Edmonton, and was scheduled to leave Comox at 12:15 p.m. and arrive at Edmonton International Airport at 2:43 p.m.

No other flights were impacted by the collision, according to YQQ spokesperson.

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