Wing bursts into flames after two planes collide on Indonesian runway

Two planes collided on a runway in Indonesia’s capital on Monday, sparking a fire and forcing passengers to evacuate.

The flight operated by Batik Air, one of Asia’s largest airlines, was about to take off from Halim Perdanakusuma airport when one of its wings clipped the rear of another plane being towed off of the runway, Reuters reports. Local media images show the Boeing 737’s wing bursting into flames as fire trucks and ambulances responded to the scene.

Passengers and crew escaped on inflatable ramps, the country’s transportation ministry said, adding that no injuries were reported. Officails said the airport would remain closed until further notice.

Indonesia has experienced two major air tragedies in recent years, including when an Air Asia flight crashed into the Java Sea with 162 passengers on board.

The crashes are partly due to the country’s poor airport infrastructure, which has struggled to keep up with a recent uptick in air travel.