Thursday, May 25, 2017

Incident occurred May 24, 2017 at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (KAUS), Texas

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; San Antonio, Texas

United Airlines, flight UAL898, registration not reported, Boeing 737,  Aircraft wing, during taxi, struck the tail of a standing aircraft. American Airlines flight AAL2675.  No injuries. Damage unknown.  

Date: 25-MAY-17
Time: 01:23:00Z
Regis#: UAL898
Aircraft Make: BOEING
Aircraft Model: B737
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Flight Phase: TAXI (TXI)
Operation: 121
Aircraft Operator: UNITED AIRLINES
Flight Number: UAL898
State: TEXAS

AUSTIN - Two planes on the tarmac at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport bumped into each other's wings Wednesday night, causing noticeable damage to at least one of the aircraft, airport officials confirmed.

According to ABIA, at 8:22 p.m., a United Airlines plane was taxiing out of gate 19 while an American Airline's plane was stationary at Gate 21 when, somehow, both plane's wings collided.

American Airlines said in a statement that their aircraft had just arrived from New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport and was waiting to taxi to its gate. Six crew and 149 passengers were on board.

United Airlines said their plane was headed for Houston when the aircraft's wings collided on the tarmac.

Officials said the extent of the damage to both planes is not known. Although officials added, the United aircraft does have visible damage to its wing tips.

There were no injuries in the collision and both planes were given permission to return back to their gates.

United officials said their customers exited the plane via air stairs. At 11 p.m., United Airlines said all passengers booked on Flight 630 were departing for Houston.

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