Wing of Delta Plane Clips Tail of Another at New York’s Kennedy Airport
The wing of an empty Delta Boeing 767 being towed clipped the vertical stabilizer of a loaded 767-300ER backing out from Terminal 4 for departure to Istanbul.
Delta Flight 72, carrying 193 passengers and 11 crew members, was scheduled to depart at 5:05 pm, but was delayed nearly four hours after the accident, taking off just before 9 pm.
In April 2011, a Delta Connection regional jet was spun around at JFK when it was hit by the wing of an Air France Airbus A380. More recently, a taxiing Delta Boeing 737 slid off a runway in Atlanta this past March. Nobody was injured in either accident.