Last night at JFK Airport, an Egypt Air Flight #MS986, a Boeing 777 on its way to Cairo, was moving on a taxiway when its right wing touched the left wing of Virgin Atlantic Airlines Airbus A333 flight #VS4 to London Heathrow.

The Egypt Air plane returned to the terminal area unassisted but the Virgin Atlantic plane had to be towed.


It appears from the air control recording that the Virgin Atlantic pilot told the tower that he had a problem that he needed to work out before he could take off, so he pulled off to the side, but apparently not far enough.

The FAA is investigating.

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