The Emirates Airline's Airbus A380 arrives at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York after its maiden flight August 1, 2008. The Gulf-based carrier, owned by the government of Dubai, is the second airline to put the A380 into service, following Singapore Airlines, which started A380 flights to Sydney in October. REUTERS/Chip East
A scary scene unfolded at John F. Kennedy Airport in New York Saturday when two planes collided on the tarmac.
The incident occurred just moments after an Air India flight landed at 6:19 a.m. and was heading towards its gate when its left wingtip struck the rudder of a JetBlue plane getting ready to depart for West Palm Beach, Florida, the New York Post reports. No injuries were reported.
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A Jet Blue spokesman told the Post that the Airbus sustained damage to its rudder and was taxied back to its gate, adding that the 150 passengers aboard "were deplaned and boarded a new aircraft bound for West Palm Beach."
"At the end of the day, this is a minor situation," a transportation source said. "There were no injuries and, not too long after that, passengers that were on the plane went on a new flight and were taken out."
FAA officials say the planes were not under air traffic control when the collision occurred noting that an investigation is underway.
ABC News has reported that seven similar accidents have taken place in the U.S. over the last two years.
"The nightmare element of this the idea that we have a collision on the ground that would split a fuel tank and create a fire before we could get everybody safely out of the way," aviation analyst John Nance told ABC News.