Thursday, 16 August 2018

United prangs two aircraft in Chicago

An investigation is underway as to how two United Airlines aircraft could collide on the tarmac of  Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport on Wednesday afternoon.

UA645 was departing from gate C30 ready to fly to Portland when the left wingtip of the Airbus struck the wing of another aircraft, a Boeing 737 registration N13720, that was being prepared to operate UA2746 bound for Cleveland, at around 1620 yesterday afternoon.  Its reported that both aircraft were damaged in the incident 

United issued the following statement yesterday, “Prior to its departure on Wednesday afternoon for Portland, Oregon, United flight 645’s wingtip came into contact with the wingtip of another aircraft parked at a nearby gate. There were no customers on board the parked aircraft at the time of the incident and no reported injuries on either aircraft.  We assisted our customers and operated the flight to Portland with a different aircraft. The flight departed at 6:32 p.m. yesterday.”