BURBANK (CBSLA) — Travelers were urged to check with their airlines for possible delays after a problem shut down a runway at Hollywood Burbank Airport Friday morning.
A departure runway at Hollywood Burbank Airport was closed after a plane that was being towed clipped the wing of a parked plane. According to airport officials, an American Airlines plane in Terminal B was being towed to Terminal A.READ MORE: Woman Says She Was Refused Service At An Encino Dunkin' Donuts For Being Deaf
During that process, it clipped its wing with a parked Alaska Airlines plane.
There were no passengers on the American Airlines plane at the time, but its crew was already on board. No injuries were reported.
Expect delays in flight departures and arrivals due to temporary closure of Runway 15/33.READ MORE: Illegal Marijuana Grow Bust Nets Nearly 30,000 Plants And Leads To 31 Arrests In San Bernardino
— Hollywood Burbank ✈️ (@fly_BUR) August 20, 2021
Both planes were grounded and Runway 15, a departure runway, has been shut down. Airport officials said they needed clearance from the FAA to resume service for operations.
And even though Runway 15 was closed, airport officials say most departures were happening on Runway 8.MORE NEWS: COVID-19 Related Hospitalizations Continue To Drop In Los Angeles County
The runway was reopened by 9:30 a.m.