Two aircraft have been involved in a “minor collision” on the runway at Heathrow, the airport has said.

Although there are emergency personnel on the scene, there are no known injuries. It is believed that a collision between a Korean Air and an Icelandair aircraft occurred on the airfield at around 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday.

A Heathrow spokesperson said: “Emergency services are attending an incident involving two aircraft on the airfield. “No injuries have been reported but emergency services are attending to ensure all passengers and crew are safe and well.”

Richard Taylor, a passenger, reported seeing the Korean Air plane's left wing collide with the tail of the Icelandair vehicle as it was taxiing. The tail of the parked Icelandair plane "looked like shards" broke off, he recalled, adding that our wing "moved very little" as it touched.

Along with the London ambulance service, the London fire department responded. "We were summoned today at 8:06 p.m. to reports of an incident at Heathrow airport," the LAS official stated.