What we’re reading: Cargo jet clips regional jet, Air India wants pay for delayed 787, UA pilots claim race bias


Cargo jet clips commuter plane at O’Hare

An Eva Air 747 Cargo plane clipped the rudder of an American Eagle commuter plane while taxiing at O’Hare.

The incident happened around 1 p.m. when the Boeing cargo plane (EVA Flight 661) was taxiing on Taxiway A and its wing clipped the rudder of American Eagle Flight 4265, an Embraer 135, that was pulling into Gate G-20, according to an FAA spokeswoman.

Air India wants Boeing 787 delay compensation before delivery

Air India said that it will not take delivery of the 787 until a compensation amount has been agreed upon for delivery delays.

The state-owned carrier’s board made the decision on Monday after a detailed discussion and has submitted its plan to the country’s civil aviation ministry for approval, says an Air India spokesman.

He declined to comment on the compensation amount the carrier is looking at, citing confidentiality on the matter.

United Airlines pilots file race bias suit

Two dozen African-American pilots have filed a lawsuit against United Continental Holdings alleging that they were “passed over for management promotions because of race.”

The veteran aviators alleged a long history of discriminatory behavior across multiple US states. Their suit was filed in the US District Court for the Northern District of California in San Francisco.

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