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Qantas aircraft hits blast fence in New York.

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The wing tip of a Boeing 747-400 aircraft operated by Australia's Qantas struck a blast fence at New York's JFK Airport yesterday (29 May).

The incident is being investigated by Qantas, according to the Sydney Morning Herald. The incident was confirmed by a spokesman for the airline, who said that Flight QF107 from Los Angeles with 204 passengers onboard was on its way to the terminal when the incident happened.

No one was hurt in the incident, but Flight QF108 from New York to Sydney was cancelled as a result and the passengers were booked on other flights. No estimate of the damage to the aircraft was available.

Qantas has notified the Australian Transport Safety Bureau as well as relevant US authorities.

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Date:May 30, 2006
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