Federal aviation officials are investigating how a taxiing plane bumped another plane preparing for departure Saturday morning on the tarmac at Kennedy Airport.
No injuries were reported.
The incident occurred in the ramp area outside Gate 5 in Terminal 4. Air traffic control does not direct aircraft in that area, Bergen said.
JetBlue Flight 145 was headed for West Palm Beach, Fla., with 150 passengers, two pilots and three flight attendants aboard, JetBlue spokesman Alex Heabrick said.
"The passengers departed at 9:43 a.m. on another plane," Heabrick said.
Similar incidents have occurred at Kennedy Airport, resulting in no injuries. In April 2011, an Air France Airbus A380, a multidecked aircraft, hit the tail of a Comair Bombardier Canadian Regional Jet CRJ7.