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Jetliners Bump Wings In Chicago

CHICAGO, July 30 (UPI) — Two Delta Airlines aircraft were out of commission in Chicago Saturday after a wing-to-wing collision while they were maneuvering for takeoff, officials said.

Around 7:30 p.m. Friday, two planes were being pushed back from a passenger terminal at O’Hare International Airport when their wings clipped one another, the Chicago Tribune said.

No injuries were reported and there was no leakage of fuel from the planes’ wing tanks, fire officials said.

A Delta spokeswoman said both jets were taken out of service to be checked.

The aircraft were bound for Atlanta and Minneapolis. Passengers had to wait while their luggage was removed from the planes and Delta staff made alternate flight arrangements, the newspaper said.

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