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Southwest airplanes clip each other at Midway Airport

Southwest Airlines flight 654 was taxiing out to depart to Birmingham about 12:23 p.m. when the wingtip struck the tail of Southwest Airlines flight 751, officials said.

A Southwest Airlines flight is pushed away from a gate at Midway International Airport Friday, Feb. 28, 2020, in Chicago.
Two Southwest airplanes clipped each other May 21, 2021 at Midway International Airport.
AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast

A Southwest flight waiting for departure clipped another airplane Friday at Midway International Airport in Chicago.

Southwest Airlines flight 654 was taxiing out to depart to Birmingham about 12:23 p.m. when the wingtip struck the tail of Southwest Airlines flight 751, according to a Southwest Airlines spokesperson.

Flight 751 had arrived from Washington and was waiting to taxi to the arrival gate when it was clipped, officials said.

All passengers were evacuated from both flights and no injuries were reported, officials said.

About an hour later, all Birmingham passengers boarded a separate plane and completed their journey, officials said.

Both airplanes will be inspected before future flights, according to police.