Planes clip each other on ground at Austin-Bergstrom airport, officials say

May 24, 2017
AMERICAN-STATESMAN file photo/Jay Janner
Austin-Bergstrom International Airport

Two planes clipped each other Wednesday evening while on the ground at the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport, airport officials said.

No one was injured in the incident, which happened at 8:22 p.m., airport officials said. Passengers on both planes were kept on the tarmac, awaiting approval from the Federal Aviation Administration to bring passengers back to their gates.

Listen to radio traffic from American flight 2675 on the ground:

A United Airlines jet hit a stationary American Airlines plane on the runway that was waiting to pull into the gate, American Airlines officials said.

American Airlines released this statement late Wednesday, describing the incident: “The wingtip of another aircraft came in contact with American Airlines flight 2675, which had just arrived from New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport. The American Airlines plane was stationary at the time, as it was waiting to taxi to the gate. No passengers or crew members were injured.”

According to American Airlines, their plane was a Boeing 737 that had landed in Austin at 8:13 p.m., carrying 149 passengers and a crew of 6 

Few people flying into and out of the airport should experience delays, airport officials said, though people should still check the status of their flights at this website and toggling between “Arrivals” and “Departures” at the top of the webpage.

Correction: This story has been updated to include information from American Airlines officials.