Two Qantas aircraft in wing tip incident at Los Angeles

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Qantas Airways had to cancel two flights after the wingtips of two of its aircraft made contact on the ground at Los Angeles International Airport.

The aircraft involved were an Airbus A380 and Boeing 747-400, says the carrier. No passengers were onboard during the incident, which occurred during the evening of 27 February.

"The wing tips of two Qantas aircraft, an A380 and B747, came into contact at approximately 9pm (local) while being towed out of the hangar in Los Angeles," says the carrier.

It is not clear from the statement whether one, or both, of the aircraft were under tow when the incident happened. Qantas also did not describe the extent of the damage, if any.

The A380 bears the registration VH-OQI while the Boeing 747 is registered VH-OEI.

Prior to the incident, the aircraft were scheduled for services to Melbourne and Brisbane.