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Air India Jet 'Bumps Place' At JFK Airport

An Air India passenger jet clipped a parked airplane at New York's John F. Kennedy Airport Saturday but no one was hurt.
By Arutz Sheva staff
First Publish: 3/10/2013, 10:37 AM

Air India Airbus A320
Air India Airbus A320
AFP file

An Air India passenger jet clipped a parked airplane at New York's John F. Kennedy Airport Saturday but no one was hurt, news reports said.

WABC News reported that the Air India plane had landed a short time before the incident, and was taxiing toward the gate when it bumped the parked Jet Blue plane. According to the report, both aircrafts sustained minor damage.

A spokesperson for the Port Authority, which runs New York's airports, told WABC that no passengers were injured on either aircraft.

Authorities are investigating the mishap, WABC reported.

At the time of the accident, the Jet Blue flight was parked at the gate, preparing for departure.

All 150 passengers aboard the Jet Blue flight, which was bound for West Palm Beach, Florida, disembarked and were transferred to another plane.

Last week U.S. aviation authorities announced that they had opened an investigation into a pilot's sighting of a small unmanned aircraft in the air near JFK airport.

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) said an Alitalia pilot reported seeing "a small, unmanned or remote-controlled aircraft while on final approach" to land at the airport last week.