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Planes collide on the tarmac in Israel; no injuries reported

The tail of a Germania aircraft headed to Berlin crashed in the tail of an El Al flight on the road to Rome early Wednesday.

(AP/Lior Grundman)

The Israel Airports Authority says a German plane collided with an Israeli airplane on the ground at Ben Gurion airport, causing damage but no injuries.

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Spokesman Ofer Lefler said the tail of a Germania aircraft destined for Berlin, crashed in the tail of an El Al flight on the road to Rome early Wednesday.

Crash at Ben Gurion airport in Tel Aviv! pic.twitter.com/EMy2KBumWF

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He said: “serious damage was caused, mainly to the German plane,” but the passengers were not in danger,” and were put on alternative flights. He said the rare incident is being investigated.

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Footage shows the tail of the German plane open cut.

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