An American Airlines plane struck an American Eagle plane Tuesday afternoon near a terminal gate at LaGuardia Airport, officials said.
There were no injuries reported after the incident at about 1:40 p.m., officials said. The Federal Aviation Administration said it was investigating.
American Eagle is a regional carrier for American Airlines, and the plane that was struck was being operated by an affiliate, Republic Airlines, American Airlines said in a statement.
American Airlines Flight 1365, carrying 97 passengers, was pushing back from its gate at the central terminal when its wingtip hit the other plane, which was already at a gate, officials said.
Arriving Republic Airlines Flight 4548 was carrying 56 passengers and had only a few people still on board at the time of the accident, the airline said.
“We apologize to our customers for the inconvenience, and have reaccommodated them on a new aircraft that is en route to Miami,” American Airlines said in its statement.
The damage was largely to a winglet on one of the planes and is not considered severe, an American Airlines representative said.
The planes were taken out of service until they could be repaired, a Port Authority spokeswoman said.
With Laura Blasey