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Southwest Airlines wingtip comes of plane after incident at LaGuardia

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Posted at 1:27 PM, Dec 23, 2014
and last updated 2014-12-23 13:27:07-05
The wing of a Southwest Airline was clipped. (PHOTO: Christiana Peppard)

The wing of a Southwest Airline was clipped. (PHOTO: Christiana Peppard)

NEW YORK — Two planes that collided Tuesday morning at LaGuardia Airport in New York were able to roll off the taxiway under their own power, according to a report on PIX11.com.

A Southwest Airline plane’s wingtip fell off the plane after it clipped an American Airlines jet at about 11:30 a.m.

Southwest Airlines released the following statement:

The wingtip of the aircraft operating Southwest Airlines Flight #449 departing from New York LaGuardia to Denver came in contact with another aircraft that was awaiting a gate. The 143 Customers onboard Flight 449 deplaned the aircraft via air stairs and were bussed to the terminal where our teams are working to get them to their destinations. The aircraft involved has been taken out of service for inspection and repairs. There are no reported injuries among the customers and five crewmembers.

The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating the incident.