Lufthansa, United Express Jets Clip Each Other at Dulles Airport in Washington

No apparent injuries in wing-tail collision between Lufthansa, United jets.

ByMichael Ono and Michael S. James
August 10, 2012, 5:16 PM

Aug. 10, 2012 — -- Lufthansa and United Express planes clipped each other on a taxiway at Dulles Airport, causing no apparent injuries, officials told ABC News affiliate WJLA.

The collision occurred at 3:15 p.m. in front of Gate A, according to a spokesman for Dulles Airport in Washington, D.C. Fire and rescue crews responded.

It appeared that the wing of a departing Lufthansa Airbus 330 clipped the tail of an arriving Bombadier Q400, a type of Dash-8 operated by Colgan Air for United, according to the Dulles spokesman. The collision caused physical damage to both planes.

The Lufthansa plane was flight 417, the spokesman said. The flight was headed to Frankfurt, Germany, according to It had 183 people on board, WJLA reported.

United Express flight 3912 had arrived at Dulles Airport from Pittsburgh, a spokesman for Pinnacle Airlines, Colgan's parent company, told WJLA. The Colgan plane continued to the gate and all 68 passengers safely deplaned, the spokesman added.

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