2 Planes Bump Into Each Other at LAX; No Injuries

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Two commercial passenger airplanes bumped into each other Sunday night on the tarmac at Los Angeles International Airport, an official said.

The airport's operations center received a report about 7:51 p.m. that the two aircraft, owned by United Airlines and Alaska Airlines, were maneuvering in an alleyway between Terminal 6 and Terminal 7 when they "clipped" each other, said Nancy Castles, spokeswoman for LAX.

United Flight 1199 was arriving from Newark, New Jersey, carrying 169 passengers and six crew members, Castles said. The airport initially gave the number of passengers as 106.

Alaska Flight 543 was departing with 182 passengers and six crew members aboard, en route to Portland, Oregon, the spokeswoman said.

There were no reports of injuries.

The Alaska flight was that company's last one scheduled to leave LAX on Sunday evening, Castles said, adding that it was subsequently canceled and its passengers were rebooked on other flights.

Both planes were moved to hangars after being visibly damaged in the collision, according to the airport.

An investigation was underway to determine the extent of damage, as well as the cause of the incident, Castles said.

Correction: Nancy Castles' last name was misspelled in an earlier version of the report. The post has been updated.

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