Planes clip wings on airport tarmac; no injuries reported

Markets Associated Press

An American Airlines plane has clipped another plane with its wingtip while backing up at New York's LaGuardia Airport.

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No injuries were reported in the incident, which happened Tuesday at Terminal B.

A spokesman for Fort Worth, Texas-based American Airlines Group Inc. says the Boeing 737 was pushing back from its gate when it struck a wing of an American Eagle aircraft operated by Republic Airlines.

Spokesman Ross Feinstein says the Miami-bound passengers on the Boeing jet were placed on a different aircraft. Passengers on the American Eagle aircraft had disembarked before the mishap.

Feinstein apologizes and says no flights were canceled.