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Two Planes Collide on Tarmac at JFK Airport

WABC-TV(NEW YORK) -- A superjumbo jet collided with another plane while trying to take off from John F. Kennedy International Airport Monday night, leaving both planes grounded with damage.

According to ABC News affiliate WABC-TV in New York, the wing of an Air France Airbus A380 clipped the tail of Comair Flight 6293 just after 8 p.m. while it was taxiing for departure.  The Comair plane had just landed in New York from Boston and was waiting on the tarmac to let the passengers off.

Both planes were damaged in the collision but none of the passengers were harmed.

The planes are currently being inspected.

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Boeing Halts Dreamliner Tests After Cabin Fire

Photo Courtesy - PR NewsFoto/Continental(DALLAS) -- Boeing has halted tests of its massive new commercial jet, the 787 Dreamliner.  During a test flight over Texas, a cabin fire forced the crew to make an emergency landing in Laredo. The runway was then evacuated. 

Boeing stocks tumbled Wednesday after word of the latest Dreamliner test.  It's not the first time the company has had trouble with the aircraft meant to challenge the Airbus A380.  The A380 is having its own troubles, with the latest being an engine explosion that forced a Qantas flight to make an emergency landing just days ago.

The lightweight, fuel-efficient Dreamliner has prompted interest from airlines all over the world.  The delay in testing could hold up delivery of the first 787's, ordered by a Japanese airline.  The plane is already way behind schedule. 

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