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No injuries when 2 jets collide at Miami airport

7:44 AM, Jan 18, 2013   |    comments
Miami International Airport's new skytrain is seen on September 16, 2010 in Miami, Florida. The train which is located in the new Concourse D uses four-car trains and carries passengers between stations on the roof of the mile-long concourse. With a capacity to transport 9,000 passengers per hour, the skytrain can get from one end of Concourse D to the other within five minutes. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
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MIAMI (AP) -- Authorities say no one was injured when two commercial jets collided near the gates at Miami International Airport.
    
Airport spokesman Marc Henderson told The Miami Herald (http://hrld.us/XhjCKK) Thursday night that one plane had a damaged wingtip and the other sustained damage on the tail section.
    
The collision happened between Concourses J and H as an incoming Aerolineas Argentinas Airbus  with 240 passengers aboard struck an Air France 777-300 plane preparing to leave for Paris with 350 passengers on board.
    
Henderson says rescue crews quickly surrounded both planes.
    
The Herald reports the passengers arriving from Argentina were allowed to get off the plane at the gate. The passengers heading to France had to pick up their luggage and wait in long lines to reschedule their flights.
    
An investigation is under way.
    
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Information from: The Miami Herald, http://www.herald.com

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1/18/2013 5:52:16 AM (GMT -5:00)

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