Egypt Air B777 and Virgin Atlantic A330 clip wings at John F. Kennedy
New York - The FAA reports that Egypt Air Flight 986, a Boeing 777 collided with the left wing of Virgin Atlantic Airlines Flight 4 at New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport while taxiing on its way to Cairo. The Airbus A330-300 of Virgin Atlantic was heading to London.
The incident happened just after 7 p.m. Monday, November 27 with local time. No injuries reported.
According to the air control recording, the Virgin Atlantic flight crew told the tower that they had a problem and they needed to work on the problem before the plane could take off, so they pulled off to the side, but apparently not far enough.
Both planes returned to the terminal. The FAA is investigating the incident.
Was about to fly to London on Virgin Flight VS0004 out of JFK - during taxi to the runway we collided with an aircraft taxiing next to us clipping our left wing - that’s the ground crew taking photos of the debris from the other aircraft pic.twitter.com/s4wxpErbJc— Diana S. Fleischman (@sentientist) November 28, 2017