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Posted at 02:15 PM ET, 04/12/2011

NTSB to investigate wing clipping incident at JFK

The National Transportation Safety Board will investigate an incident that occurred at New York’s JFK International Airport Monday night when the wing of an Air France plane clipped a much smaller jet on the tarmac.

The NTSB said there were 485 passengers and 25 crew aboard the Air France Airbus 380 and 52 passengers and four crew aboard the Delta regional jet. No injuries were reported, the NTSB said.

Federal investigators have requested the flight recorders from both airplanes and also plan to review radar and air traffic control tapes, the NTSB said.

Damage to the planes is still being evaluated, officials said.

Aviation authorities from the United States, Canada, France, the airplane manufacturers and the pilots union are all assisting in the investigation or parties to the inquiry, the NTSB said.

By Washington Post Editors  |  02:15 PM ET, 04/12/2011

Categories:  Aviation

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