A airplane taxiing for departure clipped one other plane at Chicago O’Hare International Airport on Sunday night, the Federal Aviation Administration mentioned Monday.
No accidents have been reported, each planes have been of Boeing design, and the FAA says it can examine the incident.
The left wing tip of Flight 11 from All Nippon Airways, a Japanese airline, struck the rear of Delta Air Lines Flight 2122 on Sunday round 6:30 p.m. Central Time, FAA spokesperson Tony Molinaro mentioned. The All Nippon Airways flight was a Boeing 777, and the Delta Airlines plane was a Boeing 717.
American plane producer Boeing faces growing scrutiny following a sequence of mechanical failures and subsequent grounding of its Boeing 737 Max 9 mannequin after an emergency exit door failed and prompted an emergency touchdown final week. It was not instantly clear what prompted the incident on Sunday and whether or not it was associated to a producing flaw.
Boeing representatives didn’t present a touch upon Monday relating to the collision at O’Hare and as an alternative directed The Associated Press to talk with the airways concerned and the FAA.
Delta spokesperson Emma Johnson mentioned Monday afternoon by telephone that an All Nippon Airways plane clipped a Delta airplane whereas it was parking at a gate after arriving at O’Hare from Detroit.
“Customers deplaned normally at the gate and the aircraft is being evaluated by Delta’s maintenance technicians,” the corporate mentioned in an emailed assertion.
Raymond Bongalon, a customer support consultant with All Nippon Airways, mentioned Monday afternoon that the airline couldn’t but present any info on what occurred.
The airline’s flight standing search mentioned Flight 11 was certain for Tokyo however canceled as a result of of “aircraft inspection.”
The Chicago Department of Aviation didn’t instantly reply to a request for remark.
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