Two planes clipped wings at Dulles International Airport Thursday afternoon, Washington Post reports Jan. 24. At about 2:30 p.m. airport personnel responded to a report that two United Airlines planes clipped each other while on the ground -- with one of the flights just arriving.
The two United planes involved in the collision was flight 951 arriving from Brussels, which clipped the wing of another United aircraft parked at a gate. No passengers were on the parked plane, but passengers and crew on the arriving aircraft got off the flight as normal.
“Our maintenance team is evaluating both aircraft to determine any damage,” a statement from the airline said.
There was reportedly no damage, oil spills, or other dangers as a result of the clipped wins. Dulles personnel and airport firefighters thoroughly examined the scene for anything that may have gone wrong. They continue to examine the situation closely and the Federal Aviation Authority is aware of the incident.
News of this comes a few weeks after two planes collided on a runway in Florida. More about that is detailed here.