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.
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.