No injuries reported after 2 planes collide at Chicago O'Hare Airport

By Chaffin Mitchell, AccuWeather staff writer
August 16, 2018, 6:55:35 AM EDT

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Two planes collided on the ground at Chicago O’Hare Airport on Wednesday.

According to AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist David Samuhel, the Chicago O'Hare Airport area was dry all day.

"Winds were rather light so it doesn’t look like it was weather-related," Samuhel said.


"There was some shower and thunderstorm activity in the vicinity, but none of them occurred at the airport," Samuhel said.

According to CBS Chicago and the FAA, while pushing back from Gate C30, United Flight 645 clipped the wing of United Airlines Flight 2746 that was parked at Gate C28. Officials say there is left wing damage to both planes.

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In this Feb. 11, 2015, file photo, ground traffic is seen from the control tower at O'Hare International Airport in Chicago. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green File)


United Flight 645 was scheduled to fly to Portland, Oregon, at 4 p.m. CDT Wednesday. The flight was delayed until 6:15 p.m.

Flight 2746 was scheduled to depart for Cleveland, Ohio, at 3 p.m. CDT but it has been canceled.

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No injuries were reported. The FAA is investigating the incident.

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