Two Boeing planes involved in a ground collision at Chicago’s O’Hare Airport

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Two Boeing planes were involved in a ground collision at Chicago O’Hare International Airport  (ORD) on the evening of January 14, 2024. 

A Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) spokesperson told The Independent that an All Nippon Airways Boeing 777-300 (JA784A) was taxiing for departure when its left winglet struck the stabilizer of a Delta Air Lines Boeing 717.

The collision occurred when the Delta flight had just concluded its final parking after performing a flight from Detroit Metropolitan Airport (DTW).  

No injuries were reported and the incident took place in an area that was not under traffic control.

A Delta Air Lines spokesperson said that the B717 is undergoing inspection by airline mechanics.

ANA told The Independent that all of the B777 passengers deplaned safely after the incident, and that its top priority is the safety of its flight crew and passengers. The Japanese carrier also apologized for the convenience caused to its customers.

Boeing is currently undergoing investigation and scrutiny after a door plug on an Alaska Airlines B737 MAX 9 detached from the fuselage mid-flight on January 6, 2024.

Alaska Airlines and United Airlines reported that loose bolts and hardware were found when the carriers conducted inspections of their respective Boeing 737-9 MAX fleets.

Boeing said that it is increasing its quality control checks as the FAA investigates its production line of B737 MAX 9. 

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is also currently conducting an investigation into the incident. 

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