The collision happened on the ground at Chicago’s O’hare International Airport during the evening of 15 August.
Two United Airlines planes collided at the airport of Chicago’s O’hare International Airport, on Wednesday afternoon, but fortunately no injuries reported.
Around 4:20 p.m., Flight 645 was taxiing from Gate C30 when the plane’s left wing clipped the left wing of the Flight 2746, the Chicago Sun-Times reported. The Federal Aviation Administration rep Tony Molinaro confirmed that both the United aircraft damage to their wings in the accident.
WARNING: Two aircraft on the ground in Chicago O’hare and collided. @ORDInsider pic.twitter.com/r4gTkrYGLk
— Flight Warnings ⚠ (@FlightAlerts777) August 15, 2018
According to CBS Chicago, the Portland-bound Flight 645 had passengers on board and the incident ultimately delayed their trip by two hours. Flight 2746, on the way to Cleveland, and was eventually cancelled.
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The FAA is investigating, the Sun-Times reported.
“I call that a small accident,” a witness said of the scene.
“I’ve noticed that a lot of people through the windows, watching, wondering what was going on. Many employees of the airport, the people with their cameras,” witness Alexandra Carley told CBS.
“Our plane, that was supposed to come O’hare had to circle around for a while after the accident and by that point, the weather got bad,” United passenger Melissa Wester said.
“This many planes in this area many times per week. Something is bound to happen at some point. I call that a small accident,” United passenger Mark Ritchie, who witnessed the accident from a flight in the local area, told the outlet.
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United returned to Fox News’ request for comment with the following statement:
“Prior to his departure on Wednesday afternoon for Portland, Oregon, United flight 645 the wingtip came in contact with the wing of a plane parked at a nearby gate. There were no customers on board the parked aircraft at the time of the incident and no reports of injuries on either aircraft,” a spokesman said.
“We assisted our customers and the operation of the flight up to Portland with another plane. The flight departed at 6:32 pm yesterday.”
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