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January 17, 2024

Planes Collide While Taxiing on Chicago's O'Hare Airport Runway

Two Boeing planes collided at Chicago O’Hare International Airport on Sunday evening, according to a statement from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

Biden can't like stuff like this happening on his administration's watch. The White House will be STUNNED that this happened.

An All Nippon Airways (ANA) flight, preparing for departure, had its left winglet strike the stabilizer of a Delta Airlines flight. The incident took place in an area “not under air traffic control,” and no injuries were reported.

Delta Airlines spokesperson Emma Johnson stated that the collision occurred as the Delta flight was undergoing final parking.

Passengers on the Delta flight deplaned normally at the gate, and the aircraft is undergoing inspection. All Nippon Airways confirmed that their passengers also deplaned safely.

“The safety of our customers and flight crew is our top priority, and we apologize for the inconvenience caused to our customers,” said All Nippon Airways spokesperson Nao Gunji.

The FAA will conduct an investigation into the incident. The cause of the collision between Delta’s Boeing 717 and All Nippon Airways’ Boeing 777 is currently unknown.

Boeing, when contacted for comment, deferred to the FAA and the involved airlines.

This incident follows recent scrutiny of Boeing, as a door plug blew out of a Boeing 737 Max 9 mid-flight on a January 5th Alaska Airlines flight. Passengers aboard that flight are now suing Boeing over the incident.

The collision occurred amidst challenging travel conditions caused by a winter storm, affecting flights at Chicago O’Hare International Airport, Denver International Airport, and Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.

On Sunday, 966 flights at or departing from Chicago O’Hare were delayed, with 273 cancellations, according to FlightAware.

The incident comes as flights across many parts of the nation have been canceled or delayed due to weather conditions, with many parts of the country blanketed by the heaviest snow in years. The safety concerns also add to a growing number of airline incidents that are under review by the FAA.

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