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SALT LAKE CITY -- Passengers were removed from a Southwest Airlines flight Sunday morning after a cargo plane clipped its wing as both were taxiing in the terminal area at Salt Lake City International Airport.
A witness took cell phone photos of the Southwest plane shortly after the incident.
The Southwest flight was fully loaded when a passenger reported seeing the FedEx plane clip the wing of the Southwest jet, slicing off its wing tip.
The passengers on the Southwest plane were removed from the aircraft as a precaution, since jet fuel is stored in the wing.
The FAA is investigating the incident. No one was hurt in the collision and an airport spokeswoman said neither aircraft suffered any serious damage.