QANTAS accident at JFK
On Sunday, 28 May 2006, Qantas flight QF107 hit the blast fence at Terminal 7 while taxiing to its gate. As a result, the starboard side wingtip was damaged. The aircraft was VH-OEE, a Boeing 747-400 ER, named the Spirit of Australia. The aircraft was in the hangar at John F. Kennedy (JFK) for three days before emerging with only one winglet. On 11 June, the outer 3-4' of the wing were removed and replaced by Boeing employees. The plane finally made the trip back to Australia on 18 June, a full three weeks after the incident occurred. Below are some pictures showing the damage to the aircraft.
QF 107 being tugged over the newly constructed overpass between Terminals 9 and 1.
Here is a close up of the amputated winglet.
Here is a shot from the rear showing both wingtips, one with a winglet and one without.