WATCH: Wingtip ripped off plane from Spain as captain celebrates his final landing

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A PILOT on a flight from Spain, who was marking his last landing by steering his aircraft through a celebratory arch of water from fire engines, has crashed ripping the wingtip from the plane.

The AR1133 flight from Madrid in Spain to Ezeiza International Aiport in Buenos Aires, Argentina had just landed safely when two airport fire engines sprayed an arch of water from their water cannons for the plane to pass between.

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But the captain’s retirement celebrations came to an abrupt end when the wingtip of the Airbus A340 aircraft struck one of the fire tenders that had their sirens blaring.

The wing tip was torn from the aircraft which will remain grounded until being repaired.

None of the passengers or crew were injured in the incident – but the captain’s pride will have been dented.

An investigation into the accident is now underway.

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