updated 12/27/2006 11:13:33 AM ET 2006-12-27T16:13:33

Two Southwest Airlines jets simultaneously pulling out from their gates at San Diego International Airport bumped into each other’s tails Tuesday, officials said. No injuries were reported.

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The accident prompted officials to return the planes to their gates and take the passengers off, Southwest spokeswoman Marilee MacInnis said.

The planes — one bound for Las Vegas, the other headed to San Jose — were grounded for inspection, MacInnis said. There was no significant damage.

Seventy-two passengers on the Las Vegas flight and 125 aboard the San Jose flight waited nearly an hour before transferring to other planes, MacInnis said.

The cause of the fender-bender was under investigation, she said.

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