Boston Plane Gets Clipped At JFK

NEW YORK (AP) — The world’s biggest commercial passenger jet has clipped the tail of another plane while taxiing out to depart New York City’s John F. Kennedy International Airport.

Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Jim Peters says there were no injuries when the super jumbo Air France Airbus A380 touched the other plane Monday night.

Peters says the Paris-bound Air France Flight 7 was taxiing on a runway when its left wingtip struck the tail of Comair Flight 629CRJ7, which had just landed from Boston and was taxiing to its gate.

He says both jets would be towed to a ramp area for inspection. The extent of the damage is unknown.

The double-deck Airbus A380 can carry 525 passengers in a three-class configuration or more than 850 in a single-class configuration. Comair operates regional flights for Atlanta-based Delta Air Lines Inc.

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