Wingtips of 2 Aircraft ‘Come into Contact' at O'Hare: Airline

The wingtips of two aircraft “came into contact” Wednesday at O’Hare International Airport.

United flight 645 bound for Portland, Oregon, and another aircraft parked at a nearby gate, a United spokesperson said. There were no customers on the parked aircraft and no injuries reported on either involved in the incident, the spokesperson said.

“We are assisting our customers and expect to operate the flight to Portland with a different aircraft shortly,” they said.

The Federal Aviation Administration confirmed those details, adding there was left wing damage to both planes.

The FAA will investigate the incident.

No other information was available.

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