Air France jumbo jet clips small plane at NY airport in collision

On monday night, an Air France Airbus clipped the tail of a commuter plane while taking off at New York’s John F Kennedy Airport. Captured videos of the collision show the smaller plane spinning violently out of control on its wheels as showers of sparks fall from the impact point just after Air France hit.

Damaged left wing tip of the Air France Airbus A380 after the collision

The Paris-bound jet carried 495 passengers including 25 crew, and the Comair jet carried 62 passengers and 4 crew. Fortunately, passengers on both planes were not injured during the accident, however pilots on the Comair Flight ordered passengers to make an immediate emergency exit on the tarmac. The fire department was called for cautionary purposes shortly after. Both aircraft were towed to a nearby hangar for inspection by the Federal Aviation Administration, where the National Transportation Safety Board will investigate the incident, which is said to have been capable of causing serious damage. Air France has agreed to co-operate with the investigation.


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