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JetBlue aircraft clipped wing of Southwest jet

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At New York’s LaGuardia Airport on Sunday morning, the wing of a JetBlue Airways aircraft collided with the wing of a Southwest Airlines aircraft.

The left wingtip of JetBlue Flight 2519 collided with the right wingtip of an empty Southwest plane parked at a nearby gate at about 9:40 a.m. on Sunday, according to a statement from the FAA.

According to the FAA, no air traffic controllers were in charge of the aircraft at the time of the incident.

According to the FAA, the Southwest airliner was a Boeing 737 and the JetBlue plane was an Airbus A320.

“We are aware that an aircraft belonging to another airline came in contact with a portion of the wing of a Southwest Airlines aircraft that was parked at a gate at New York’s LaGuardia Airport,” Southwest Airlines said in a statement. “There were no Crew Members or Passengers onboard at the time and the aircraft is now out of service to allow our Teams to make necessary repairs.”

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