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Cargolux B747 collides with Southwest B737 at Chicago O’Hare Airport

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On June 19, 2021, Cargolux aircraft CV9796, departing from Chicago-O’Hare International Airport (ORD), collided with Southwest Airlines (LUV) flight WN2750, causing both flights to be cancelled immediately.

The wings of a Cargolux Boeing 747-8F registered as LX-VCE collided with the wings of a Southwest Airlines Boeing 737-700 registered as N218WN, according to the incident reports.

Cargolux cargo flight CV9796 was scheduled to depart from Chicago-O’Hare International Airport to Luxembourg-Findel Airport (LUX) on June 19, 2021.

While taxiing to the runway for its departure at 20:23 UTC, the Boeing 747 right-hand wingtip struck the left-hand winglet of Southwest Airlines Boeing 737.

Southwest Airlines (LUV) flight WN2750 had just landed at Chicago-O’Hare International Airport at 19:58 UTC and was waiting for its gates to open up.

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