Two airplanes collide at Newark Liberty Airport

Updated May 2, 2013 at 8:16 AM
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Two planes collided on the tarmac at Newark Liberty International Airport in Newark, NJ on Wenesday eveninig.

CBS local reports a Scandinavian Airlines Airbus A330 and an ExpressJet Embraer E145 aircraft made contact as both planes were readying for take off at around 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday.

According to the FAA, the Airbus was turning right onto a taxiway when its wing clipped the tail of the smaller aircraft, crushing it.

None of of the passenger aboard the Embraer were injured.

After the incident, the ExpressJet plane, which was heading to Nashville, Tenn., was towed back to the gate while the SAS plane, destined for Oslo, Norway, proceeded taxiing on the concourse.

ExpressJet addressed the incident in a statement.

“ExpressJet Flight 4226, operating as United Express, from Newark (EWR) to Nashville (BNA) was on the taxiway in EWR when its tail was contacted by another aircraft. All 31 passengers deplaned the aircraft normally and were bussed to the terminal where they are being re-accommodated. ExpressJet is working in coordination with officials to determine the cause.”

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