No injuries were reported after the wing of a Southwest Airlines flight crashed into the tail of an American Airlines plane.
Several flights at Chicago O’Hare International Airport were delayed Sunday afternoon due to a minor accident between two aircraft on the taxiway.
Around 4 p.m. local time, the wing of Southwest Airlines Flight 2659 — a Boeing 737 — collided with the tail of American Airlines Flight 1121, Boeing 738, on Taxiway A in O’Hare, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) told FOX Business. in a statement.
Both planes taxied to their gates and the taxiway reopened. The FAA and NTSB are investigating the incident.
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No injuries were reported, but the scratch caused some flight delays. Southwest Flight 2659, bound for Tampa, Florida, was delayed by almost four hours and was scheduled to take off at 7:30 pm local time.
American Airlines Flight 1121 was an arrival flight that had recently landed at the time of the accident. He arrived at his gate just before 5:00 pm, about an hour and 20 minutes after the scheduled time.
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Meanwhile, delays for the entire airport were reported to have averaged about 23 minutes on Sunday night, with 44 cancellations. The airport was unavailable for comment.
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