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Runway Closed At Burbank Airport After 2 Planes Clip Wings

BURBANK (CBSLA) — Travelers were urged to check with their airlines for possible delays after a problem shut down a runway at Hollywood Burbank Airport Friday morning.

A departure runway at Hollywood Burbank Airport was closed after a plane that was being towed clipped the wing of a parked plane. According to airport officials, an American Airlines plane in Terminal B was being towed to Terminal A.

During that process, it clipped its wing with a parked Alaska Airlines plane.

There were no passengers on the American Airlines plane at the time, but its crew was already on board. No injuries were reported.

Both planes were grounded and Runway 15, a departure runway, has been shut down. Airport officials said they needed clearance from the FAA to resume service for operations.

And even though Runway 15 was closed, airport officials say most departures were happening on Runway 8.

The runway was reopened by 9:30 a.m.

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