Two United Airline planes clipped wings atÂ Washington’s Dulles International Airport on Thursday afternoon in the secondÂ like incident nationally in less than a week.
Firefighters and Dulles personnel rushed toÂ the scene but report not immediately finding any damage, fuel spills or otherÂ hazards between either plane, one carrying passengers landing fromÂ Brussels.
‘Upon arriving at the gate at WashingtonÂ Dulles today, the wingtip from United flight 951 from Brussels madeÂ contactÂ with the wingtip of a second United aircraft parked at anÂ adjacent gate,’Â United spokeswoman Jennifer Dohm told the WashingtonÂ Post.
‘The passengers and crew deplaned theÂ Brussels flight. There were no passengers onboard the parked aircraft. OurÂ maintenance team is evaluating both aircraft to determine any damage,’ sheÂ said.
No injuries were reported.
Both planes were Boeing 777s. The FederalÂ Aviation Authority has since been notified.
The incident comes just days after twoÂ commercial jets collided at Miami International Airport causing noÂ injuriesÂ but stranding hundreds of passengers.
Each plane sustained damage, with one havingÂ its wingtip battered and the other its tail section.
Several flights had to be delayed beforeÂ authorities could move the planes which were taken out of use.
In December two commercial aircraft wereÂ similarly damaged at Fort Lauderdale Hollywood International Airport when theÂ wingtip of one clipped the tail section of the other, which had been parked andÂ out of service.