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Planes damaged after wings touch at Kennedy Airport

Planes damaged after wings touch at Kennedy Airport

Two planes clipped wings Monday evening at John F. Kennedy International Airport, officials said.

No one was injured, said Lenis Rodrigues, a spokeswoman for the Port Authority of NY and New Jersey.

EgyptAir confirmed in a statement that their 777, operating as flight MS986, was moving on taxiway kilo at 1800 local time "when its right wing slightly touched the left wing" of the Virgin Atlantic A330.

The incident did not affect airport operations, she said.

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Virgin reported that both aircraft were taxiing for departure when they collided "The horizontal stabilizer of the 777 clipped the A330's winglet".

The EgyptAir 777 returned to Terminal 4 and passengers have been rebooked on another flight to Cairo.

There were no reports of any injuries, but the Port Authority of NY and New Jersey said both aircraft returned to the terminal.

The Egypt Air plane was able to return to the terminal without help, according to the FAA, but the Virgin Atlantic plane had to be towed.