A runway was closed Friday at Hollywood Burbank Airport after two unoccupied jetliners were damaged on the ground.
“The wingtip of an American Airlines Boeing 737 struck the wingtip of an Alaska Airlines Airbus A320 in the gate area at Hollywood Burbank Airport around 6:23 a.m.,” the Federal Aviation Administration said in a statement.
“The American aircraft was being towed when the incident occurred,” the FAA statement said. “Neither aircraft was occupied. Both aircraft will be inspected before further flight.”
The FAA will investigate the incident.
“Expect delays in flight departures and arrivals due to temporary closure of Runway 15/33,” the airport tweeted in a statement about 8:20 a.m.
Burbank police said officers were not called to the scene.
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