Chicago flights delayed after minor accident between two planes

Several flights at Chicago O’Hare International Airport were delayed Sunday afternoon after a minor crash between two planes on the taxiway.

At approximately 4 p.m. local time, the wing of Southwest Airlines Flight 2659 – a Boeing 737 – struck the tail of American Airlines Flight 1121 – a Boeing 738 – while on taxiway A at O’Hare, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) told FOX Business. in a report.

FILE: A plane takes off from O’Hare International Airport January 18, 2022 in Chicago, Illinois. (Scott Olson/Getty Images/Getty Images)

Both aircraft taxied to their gates and the taxiway reopened. The FAA and NTSB are investigating the incident.

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No injuries were reported, but the scratch caused flight delays. Southwest 2659, which was bound for Tampa, Florida, was delayed nearly four hours and was scheduled to depart at 7:30 p.m. local time.

American Airlines Flight 1121 was an inbound flight that had just landed at the time of the crash. He arrived at her doorstep just before 5 p.m., about an hour and 20 minutes after the scheduled time.

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Reported delays for the entire airport, meanwhile, averaged around 23 minutes on Sunday evening, with some 44 cancellations. The airport was unavailable for comment.

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