The story of two plane colliding on the tarmac at JFK Airport in New York City is making headlines in the UK.
A Saturday Daily Mail headline read, "Close call: Air India plane clips the wings of Jet Blue craft preparing for take-off at Kennedy Airport."
The Mail reported, "Two planes collided on the ground early Saturday at John F. Kennedy International Airport, forcing 155 passengers to be transferred from their damaged vehicle."
The Air India flight had just landed a little before 6:30 a.m. and was taxing when it crashed into a parked Jet Blue flight.
A wingtip of the Air India plane hit the rudder of the parked Jet Blue plane. The Jet Blue flight had about 150 passengers on it and was about to depart to West Palm Beach, Florida.
“There was a noise. You could feel the vibration but I didn’t know what happened,” an Air India passenger told the New York Post.
Passengers had to leave the Jet Blue plane and were put on a new flight to West Palm Beach.
A transportation source downplayed the incident telling the Post that it was a “a minor situation.”
A Jet Blue spokesman said the plane, “sustained damage to its rudder and taxied back to the gate.”
The FAA says the planes were not under air traffic control when they collided on the tarmac. The question as to how the accident could have happened is still under investigation, the FAA said.
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