A Southwest Airlines plane struck the tail of another jet operated by the airline Friday afternoon while taxiing for departure at Midway International Airport, according to the Federal Aviation Administration.
At approximately 12:23 p.m. the wingtip of Southwest Flight 654 hit the tail of Southwest Airlines Flight 751 on Taxiway Y, authorities said.
Flight 654, which was bound for Birmingham, Alabama, was preparing for departure at the time. Flight 751, which originated from Washington Dulles International Airport, was waiting to head to its arrival gate.
A passenger posted a photo of a wing to social media, and a portion of the wing appeared to have been taken off. According to Southwest Airlines, its employees worked to accommodate the 144 Birmingham-bound passengers on another aircraft.
Both aircraft will undergo inspections as a result of the incident, the FAA stated.
No injuries were reported, Southwest said.