LaGuardia Airport
A jet on the runway of LaGuardia Airport in the Queens borough of New York City, Nov. 27, 2014. Andrew Theodorakis—Getty Images

Two Planes Clip Wings at New York Airport

Dec 23, 2014

Two planes clipped wings at a New York City airport on Tuesday morning but damages appeared slight and no injuries were reported.

The Denver-bound Southwest Airlines flight, which had 143 passengers and five crew members aboard, damaged its left winglet when it made contact at LaGuardia Airport with an American Airlines flight just in from Dallas and carrying 149 passengers and six crew members, CBS reports. The latter aircraft sustained damage to its tail wing.

The incident did not cause significant delays, the Port Authority says, DNAinfo reports.


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