Superjumbo Jet Collision: Air France Jet Hits Smaller Craft in NY

April 12, 2011 Updated: April 13, 2011

A large Airbus A380 superjumbo—the largest passenger plane in the world—jet clipped a smaller commuter plane at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York on Monday night, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) said. No one was injured.

The A380 was operated by Air France, which hit the tail of the smaller Comair plane.

“Roll the emergency trucks,” said the pilot for the Comair craft, according to Bloomberg News. “We’ve been hit by Air France.”

The Airbus had 485 passengers, 25 crew on board, and was headed for Paris. Damage done to both aircraft is “still being assessed,” the NTSB said.

The NTSB said they are going to investigate the pilots’ actions leading up to the collision.

Black boxes on both aircraft have been requested by the federal safety agency. Air traffic controller tapes have been requested as well.