2 planes collide on the ground at Toronto's airport

A video of the collision shows the moment a WestJet Boeing 737 with 168 passengers on board hit an empty Sunwing aircraft, causing the Sunwing jet to catch fire.

The Transportation Safety Board was onsite at Toronto Pearson Friday to investigate the collision, the airport confirmed.

But passengers have offered accounts of confusion aboard the plane and allegations that procedures were not clearly communicated. "We looked out the window and saw that the plane had backed up into us".

There were no injuries on either flight, but one member of the Toronto Pearson Fire and Emergency Service was injured and taken to hospital, Canada's national public broadcaster CBC reported.

Ali Alagheband, an engineer from Toronto travelling aboard the Westjet flight with his wife and son, said chaos erupted shortly after the plane touched down early Friday night.

"Due to the position of the aircraft on the laneway, WestJet guests required evacuation via emergency slide".

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Sunwing, part of the privately held Sunwing Travel Group, said there were no passengers or crew aboard its aircraft, which was being towed by the airline's ground handling service provider at the time of the incident.

He said the resulting commotion made it hard to hear instructions from the flight crew, adding what information came through was sometimes contradictory.

Lobo explained that she did not realize the seriousness of the situation until she exited the aircraft.

"I started crying because I realised what happened", she said.

Fire trucks and ambulances descended on the tarmac when a small fire on the Sunwing aircraft began, said Beverly MacDonald, a spokeswoman with the Greater Toronto Airports Authority.

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