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CHICAGO (CBS) – A cargo plan on a taxiway at O’Hare International Airport clipped the wing of a regional passenger jet Saturday evening, but airport and fire officials said there were no reported injuries.

The cargo plane, operated by Atlas Cargo, struck part of a Mesa regional jet flight number 7246 that had flown in from Charlotte, N.C., said Karen Pride, spokeswoman for Chicago’s Aviation Department. The incident occurred at about 9:30 p.m., she said.

A spokesman for United Airlines, which partners with Mesa Air Group, said passengers did not notice the accident had even occurred.

Further details, such as the extent of damage to the aircraft, were not available. Fire crews were still on the scene late Saturday, but a fire department spokesman said there were no injuries.

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