updated 3/6/2009 2:38:03 PM ET 2009-03-06T19:38:03

A Southwest Airlines jet's wingtip clipped the tail end of another Southwest plane as it left its gate Thursday.

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No one was injured when the Boeing 737s touched on the ground around 3:45 p.m. PST at San Diego's Lindbergh Field, said Ian Gregor, a spokesman for the Federal Aviation Administration.

Both planes were taken out of service and customers were moved to other aircraft, said Southwest spokeswoman Whitney Eichinger.

The plane that left the gate was headed for San Francisco International Airport. The plane that was hit in its gate was destined for Kansas City International Airport.

The San Francisco-bound plane was not under the direction of the FAA as the pilot left the gate, Gregor said.

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