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Super jumbo jet clips another plane at JFK airport

The world's biggest commercial passenger jet clipped the tail of another plane while taxiing out to depart New York City's John F. Kennedy International Airport on Monday night, an aviation official said.

world Updated: Apr 13, 2011 10:11 IST

The world's biggest commercial passenger jet clipped the tail of another plane while taxiing out to depart New York City's John F. Kennedy International Airport on Monday night, an aviation official said.

Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Jim Peters said there were no injuries when the super jumbo Air France Airbus A380 touched the other plane.

The Paris-bound Air France Flight 7 was taxiing on a runway when its left wingtip struck the tail of Comair Flight 6293, which had just landed from Boston and was taxiing to its gate, Peters said.

Both jets would be towed to a ramp area for inspection, he said. The extent of the damage is unknown.

The double-deck Airbus A380 can carry 525 passengers in a three-class configuration or more than 850 in a single-class configuration. Comair operates regional flights for Atlanta-based Delta Air Lines Inc.