Planes collide amid mass chaos at JFK airport


Two passenger jets collided at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York early Saturday amid chaos following the airport’s reopening after Thursday’s “bomb cyclone” caused it to be closed.

According to the Port Authority, the right wing of a China Southern plane struck the tail of a Kuwait airliner, causing damage to both aircrafts, NBC New York reported.

The Port Authority, which manages all three airports in the New York City area, said that no one was injured in the incident and all passengers deplaned the aircraft safely.

Kuwait Airways posted a tweet stating that Flight 118 from New York to Kuwait was struck by the China Southern plane as it was parked before takeoff.

Passengers on the flight were transported to hotels to await booking on alternative flights, according to Kuwait airways.

The airline reported that it is working with New York authorities to investigate the accident.

At the time of the incident, no passengers were aboard the China Southern plane, the Port Authority reported.

The collision came as passengers experienced long waits at JFK in terminals, on aircraft on the tarmac and at baggage claim the day after Thursday’s storm caused the airport to be shut down. The delays were caused by a backlog of flights.

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