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[VIDEO] Planes collide on tarmac at JFK

March 11, 2013 at 12:30 PM   |   Comments

March 11 (UPI) -- Two planes full of passengers collided on the tarmac at New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport on Sunday.

Christian post reported that two aircraft belonging to JetBlue and Air India, clipped each other as they were cruising on the airport's tarmac early on Sunday.

No injuries have been reported on either plane. A JetBlue spokesperson confirmed the 150 travelers involved in the incident were taken off the plane following the collision and later boarded a different flight to West Palm Beach, Florida. Air India has not made any public statement about the incident.

According to reports Air India's flight 102 had just landed on the tarmac around 6:19 a.m. local time and was taxiing toward the gate when its left wingtip hit the rudder of JetBlue's flight 145, causing minor damages to the JetBlue craft.

"At that time another airline's aircraft taxied into the area and made contact with JetBlue's plane. The JetBlue aircraft sustained damage to its rudder and taxied back to the gate," the airline said in a statement.

"At the end of the day, this is a minor situation," a transportation source said, "There were no injuries and, not too long after that, passengers that were on the plane went on a new flight and were taken out."
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