EMERGENCY American Airlines A321 wing clips SkyWest CRJ200 at Chicago O’Hare

An American Airlines plane’s wing clipped another aircraft at O’Hare International Airport while taxiing on the runway Friday night, American Airlines confirmed.

The wingtip of American Airlines flight #AA1162, an Airbus A321 came in contact with SkyWest Airlines American Eagle aircraft flight #AA3047, according to statements from American Airlines and the Chicago Department of Aviation.

The American Airlines flight was headed to Los Angeles and the SkyWest flight was landing at O’Hare from Rochester, Minnesota.

The Chicago Fire Department and police responded to the scene.
“We apologize to our customers for the inconvenience, and will be rebooking them on a new aircraft to Los Angeles,” American Airlines said.

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The American Airlines flight was pushed back to the gate about 8:22 p.m.
The SkyWest flight landed at O’Hare about 8:16 p.m.

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