Two planes collided at Ben Gurion airport in Israel, causing “heavy damage” but no casualties.

The tail end of a German aircraft crashed into the tail end of an Israeli plane, the Israel Airports Authority said.

A spokesman, Ofer Lefler, said “heavy damaged was caused, mainly to the German plane.”

But he said passengers were “not in any danger” and were put on alternative flights.

The Germania aircraft was destined for Berlin while the El Al flight was bound for Rome.

The rare incident is being investigated, Mr Lefler added.

Footage shows the tail end of the German plane sliced open.