Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Airbus A330-343, G-VRAY, Virgin Atlantic Airways -and- Boeing 777-36NER SU-GDL, EgyptAir: Incident occurred November 27, 2017 at John F. Kennedy International Airport (KJFK), New York

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; New York

EgyptAir flight MSR986 on taxi, wing struck another aircraft wing of Virgin Atlantic Airways VIR4C. No injuries reported. Damage unknown.

Date: 27-NOV-17
Time: 23:53:00Z
Regis#: MSR986
Aircraft Make: BOEING
Aircraft Model: B777
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Flight Phase: TAXI (TXI)
Operation: 121
Aircraft Operator: EGYPT AIR
Flight Number: MSR986

A plane clipped wings with another one while taxiing at New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport Monday night.

According to the Federal Aviation Administration, the right wing of EgyptAir Flight 986, a Boeing 777 headed to Cairo, touched the left wing of London-bound Virgin Atlantic Flight 4C.

It happened just after 7 p.m. Monday. There were no reports of injuries.

"[I] Was about to fly to London on Virgin Flight VS0004 out of JFK - during taxi to the runway we collided with an aircraft taxiing next to us clipping our left wing - that’s the ground crew taking photos of the debris from the other aircraft," one person posted on Twitter.

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey said both planes returned to the terminal. Officials said the Virgin Atlantic, an Airbus A333, had to be towed.

The FAA is investigating.

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