JetBlue plane clips wingtip of Southwest jet at LaGuardia airport: FAA

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Sunday, August 7, 2022
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A jet sustained damage to a wingtip after another plane bumped into it at LaGuardia Airport Sunday morning, according to the FAA.

NEW YORK (WABC) -- A jet sustained damage to a wingtip after another plane bumped into it at LaGuardia Airport Sunday morning, according to the Federal Aviation Administration.

Officials say a JetBlue plane clipped the right wingtip of a Southwest jet while pushing back from a gate around 9:40 a.m.

There were only passengers on the JetBlue flight and no injuries, the agency said.

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Southwest said that its aircraft that was involved is now out of service to "make necessary repairs."

JetBlue did not immediately respond to request for comment.

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