An Orlando-bound flight was clipped by a parking plane at Newark Liberty Airport on Friday morning, leading to the deboarding of passengers but no injuries, officials said as the Federal Aviation Administration investigated.
The accident happened around 8:45 a.m. and involved two United Airlines planes, according to the FAA and the airline, which said the parking plane was empty at the time.
“This morning, the wing of a United aircraft parked at a gate was clipped by another United aircraft, without passengers onboard, while parking at the next gate,” the airline said in a statement.
“Passengers on the first aircraft deplaned normally. We booked our customers onto rescheduled flights on different aircraft,” the airline said.
The plane that was clipped was United Airlines Flight 2135, a Boeing 757-200 that was at gate C126.
The plane that clipped it was United Airlines Flight 2120, a Boeing 787 that was parking at C125 and bound for Denver.
The parking plane was “being relocated by a tug” when it clipped the other aircraft, the FAA said.
No one was injured in the accident, which is being investigated by the FAA.
Just a couple of weeks ago, two planes bumped into each other at JFK Airport in Queens. That incident came just days after a plane taxied in front of another plane that was taking off at JFK.