Planes collide on the ground at LaGuardia

An American Airlines Boeing 737 jetliner hit an American Eagle Embraer E175 regional jet on the ground at LaGuardia Airport Tuesday afternoon, officials said.

The 737 was pushing back from a terminal gate at about 1:40 p.m. when the right winglet hit the elevator of the E175, a spokesperson for the FAA said in a statement. The crew of the 737 said no one was hurt.

A spokesperson for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which runs the airport, said that passengers on the 737 were transferred to a new plane, which has departed.

The FAA spokesperson said the E175 was unoccupied.