Two planes collide at JFK airport

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Air France passengers have had a lucky escape at JFK when their plane collided with another while taxiing along the runway ready for takeoff. Scroll down to see video.

The a wing of the Airbus A380, the world's biggest commercial passenger jet, clipped the tail of another plane, which had just landed from Boston.

Air France Flight 7, which was bound for Paris, was taxiing on a runway when its left wingtip struck the tail of Comair Flight 6293.

Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Jim Peters confirmed there were no injuries, but did not reveal how many people were on board the double-deck Airbus, which can carry up to 850.

Both jets were towed to a ramp area for inspection, said Peters, but the extent of the damage was unknown.

The Comair CRJ 700 Regional Jet was carrying 62 passengers and four crew members, said Betsy Talton, a spokeswoman of Atlanta-based Delta Air Lines Inc., for which Comair operates regional flights.

She confirmed that all the passengers were taken off the plane and into a terminal.



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