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Passengers evacuated after ‘minor’ collision of 2 planes at O’Hare

About 21 passengers are being evacuated from regional jet after it collided with cargo plane taxiway O’Hare International Airport Wednesday

About 21 passengers are being evacuated from a regional jet after it collided with a cargo plane on a taxiway at O’Hare International Airport on Wednesday afternoon. | Courtesy NBC5

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Updated: May 30, 2012 2:01PM



About 21 passengers are being evacuated from a regional jet after it collided with a cargo plane on a taxiway at O’Hare International Airport on Wednesday afternoon.

At 1 p.m., a Boeing 747 cargo plane, departing to Anchorage, Ala., was on a taxiway when its wing clipped the rudder of an American Eagle Embraer 135 arriving from Springfield, Mo., that was pulling into a gate, FAA spokesman Tony Molinaro said.

There were no injuries reported in what Fire Media Affairs is calling a “minor” collision between the 747 cargo plane and an American Eagle jet.

Firefighters evacuated both planes.



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