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United Airlines planes clip wings at Dulles

Two United Airlines planes are being inspected after their wings touched at Dulles International Airport outside Washington. Officials say there are no reports of injuries.
/ Source: The Associated Press

Two United Airlines planes were being inspected Sunday night after their wings touched at Dulles International Airport outside Washington. Officials say there are no reports of injuries.

Rob Yingling, a spokesman for the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority, says a Boeing 737 and a smaller Embraer aircraft were preparing for departure Sunday evening when their wings touched. They were on the taxiway.

Emergency crews were checking for damage. Yingling said it's not clear whether passengers will have to evacuate either plane.

The incident comes a week after a similar incident at Reagan National Airport forced 63 passengers to be evacuated from two U.S. Airways planes.