A China Southern plane hit a Kuwait Airways aircraft on the tarmac at John F. Kennedy Airport Saturday.
The right wing of a China Southern plane hit the tail of a Kuwait airliner, damaging both aircrafts, the Port Authority said. No one was injured and all the passengers got off safely, according to the Port Authority, which manages all three NYC-area airports.
The China Southern flight was being towed when the planes collided shortly after midnight, the FAA said. Both planes are Boeing 777s.
Kuwait Airways said on Twitter that Flight 118 from New York to Kuwait was struck by the Chinese plane as it was parked before takeoff. The passengers were taken to hotels as they waited for alternative flights, the airline said. – 4 New York
The #PAPD Aircraft Rescue Fire Fighter Unit (ARFF) responded to Terminal 4, JFK, last night; a China Southern 777’s wing tip struck the tail end of a Kuwait Airways 777 causing damage to both aircraft. #PAPDPROTECTSNYNJ pic.twitter.com/1g2isyyHD4
— Port Authority PBA (@PAPD911) January 6, 2018
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