Several flights at Chicago O’Hare International Airport were delayed Sunday afternoon after a minor accident between two planes on the taxiway.
Around 4 p.m. local time, the wing of Southwest Airlines Flight 2659 — a Boeing 737 — struck the tail of American Airlines Flight 1121 — a Boeing 738 — while on Taxiway A at O’Hare, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) told FOX Business in a statement.
Both planes taxied to their gates and the taxiway reopened. The FAA and NTSB are investigating the incident.
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No injuries were reported, but the scrap caused some flight delays. Southwest 2659, which was destined for Tampa, Florida, was delayed nearly four hours and was scheduled to depart at 7:30 p.m. local time.
American Airlines flight 1121 was an inbound flight that had recently landed at the time of the accident. It arrived at the gate just before 5 p.m., about an hour and 20 minutes behind schedule.
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Reported delays for the entire airport, meanwhile, averaged around 23 minutes on Sunday night, with around 44 cancellations. The airport was not available for comment.