ALERT EgyptAir Boeing 777-300ER and Virgin Atlantic Airbus A330-300 clipped wings at JFK Airport

@JoshEiniger7

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.

@JoshEiniger7

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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