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Passengers, crew of Kuwait Airways NY flight safe - DGCA

January 7, 2018

Kuwait Airways flight 118 bound from New York had a minor accident while on the runway before takeoff from JFK International Airport, with all passengers and crew onboard being safe, Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) said Saturday.

The Boeing 777 was on halt in preparation for takeoff when another plane belonging to a Chinese airline bumped into it, resulting in the inability to operate the flight in accordance with international aviation safety regulations, said a DGCA statement.

All passengers were transferred to a hotel until further arrangements are taken. An extreme winter storm is currently hitting the US east coast, which led to the shutting down of airports and the cancellation of about 3,300 flights, mainly JFK. In a statement late Thursday, JFK officials said all international and local flights were suspended due to severe weather conditions.

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