Kuwait Airways flight 118 from New York had a minor accident while on the runway before takeoff from JFK International Airport when another flight bumped into it, Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) said Saturday. All passengers and crew onboard are safe, reported KUNA, quoting DGCA.
The Boeing 777 was on halt in preparation for takeoff when another plane belonging to a Chinese airline bumped into it. As a result, the plane was rendered inoperable in accordance with international aviation safety regulations, said a DGCA statement.
All passengers were transferred to a hotel until further arrangements are made.
An extreme winter storm is currently hitting the US east coast, which led to the shutting down of airports and the cancellation of about 3,300 flights, mainly JFK. In a statement late Thursday, JFK officials said all international and local flights were suspended due to severe weather conditions.