In NY airport named after John F. Kennedy two passenger aircraft touched each other's wings while taxiing towards the runway for takeoff.
The FAA is investigating how the accident happened.
Per ABC 7 NY, the pilot for the Virgin flight initially informed the control tower that he needed to pull to the side to work out a problem before taking off.More news: Photos of Melania's White House Christmas Decorations
A pilot of a Virgin Atlantic Flight reported he needed to pull over to address a technical issue before take off.
One image on social media show the wing-tip of the Virgin A330 completely shorn off, and being transported in the back of a pickup truck. "Virgin 4-Charlie-heavy, all right, disregard all that, pull off to the right, all the way to the right as far as you can on the run-up pad".
Tower: "All right hold position Virgin, 4-Charlie".
The London-bound Virgin aircraft was delayed after it clipped wings with a passing EgyptAir plane as the two taxied on the runway.