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2 planes at Dulles make minor contact on taxiway

Friday - 8/10/2012, 5:29pm  ET

CHANTILLY, Va. - A Lufthansa jet and a United Express commuter plane suffered minor damage after the jet's wing clipped the tail section of the commuter plane on a taxiway at Dulles International Airport.

Airport spokeswoman Kimberly Gibbs said no injuries were reported, and the airport continued normal operations. The accident occurred around 3:20 p.m. Friday.

Gibbs estimated the planes were probably traveling only a few miles an hour when they made contact.

The Lufthansa jet was on the taxiway out preparing for a departure to Frankfurt.

The United Express plane had arrived from Pittsburgh. Pinnacle Airlines, which was operating the commuter flight, told WJLA-TV in Washington that all 68 passengers deplaned safely and that the airline is investigating the incident.


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