Orange County

Passenger jet bound for Orlando struck by another jet at airport gate

ORLANDO, Fla. — The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating how a flight to Orlando clipped another jet’s wing.


The collision happened Friday in Newark, New Jersey.

United Airlines said the plane was headed to Orlando and was sitting at a gate when its left wing was struck by another plane.

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That plane was empty and being towed to a nearby gate.

This comes weeks after a near-miss at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York.

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A Delta jet came within seconds of hitting an American Airlines plane that was crossing the wrong runway.

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