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Plane from KCI clips wing of another flight after landing in STL

Posted at 9:10 PM, Nov 15, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-15 22:10:15-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A Southwest flight from Kansas City clipped the wing of another flight after landing Thursday afternoon in St. Louis.

The Southwest flight was coming into the terminal when it clipped the wing of a WOW air jet.

No one on either plane was hurt.

Several inches of snow fell in St. Louis on Thursday. It is not clear if this incident was weather-related.

Statement from Southwest Airlines:

"Initial reports indicate that a winglet (outer tip of the wing) of a Southwest aircraft contacted the winglet of another aircraft while taxiing into a gate at STL upon arrival from MCI. The Southwest aircraft was taken out of service for inspections. There were no injuries, and the outbound flight is operating utilizing a different aircraft and departed about 1 hour and 20 minutes behind schedule. We thank our customers for their patience."