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2 planes collide at JFK, no one hurt

An Air France Airbus A380 passenger jet is

An Air France Airbus A380 passenger jet is parked at New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport after it clipped the tail of a Comair CRJ700 regional jet on the ground while taxiing at the airport on Monday night. (April 11, 2011) Credit: Reuters

The world's largest passenger plane collided on the ground at Kennedy Airport last night with a smaller passenger jet, officials said. There were no reported injuries.

An Air France Airbus A380, a multidecked aircraft with a capacity that can exceed 800 passengers, was on Taxiway A at 8:08 p.m., an FAA official said, when its left wing clipped the tail of a Comair Bombardier Canadian Regional Jet CRJ7, with a 120-passenger capacity.

Paris-bound Air France Flight 7 was on the main runway, and the regional jet, Comair Flight 629, had just come in from Boston, the FAA said. Comair is owned by Delta Air Lines.

Jim Peters, an FAA spokesman, said, "The FAA will investigate what happened. We don't know why one aircraft struck the other."

The regional jet was on Taxiway M, which intersects with Taxiway A, Peters said. The number of passengers and flight crew members was not immediately available, he said, but everyone on both planes exited at JFK and the Airbus flight was canceled.

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