Two planes collide at Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport, no injuries reported
9:44 PM, Feb 16, 2017
11:20 AM, Feb 17, 2017
PHOENIX (KNXV) - Nobody was injured when two planes collided at Sky Harbor International Airport on Friday, officials said.
According to airport officials, a departing Frontier Airlines plane clipped the wing of an arriving Southwest Airlines plane coming from Oklahoma City, Okla. around 8 p.m.
Southwest Airlines released a statement shortly after the incident at Terminal 3 saying:
"Southwest Flight 4182 was taxiing to the gate at Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport when another airline's aircraft pushed back from a gate and made contact with our aircraft. There were no Customer or Employee injuries. Our aircraft is currently out of service for repairs and the Customers who are traveling to Denver will be accommodated on another aircraft, arriving approximately 50 minutes late."
A Phoenix Fire spokesperson said at least one plane had a fuel leak.
Frontier Airlines also released a statement shortly after Southwest Airlines:
"Frontier Flight 765, an Airbus A320, scheduled to operate from Phoenix to Denver was cleared to push back from the gate in Phoenix. While the aircraft was being pushed back, an aircraft belonging to another airline made contact with our aircraft. No injuries have been reported. There were 163 passengers on board and a crew of six. Frontier is cooperating with the NTSB and FAA in the investigation and is working with customers to accommodate them on other flights."
The Denver-bound Frontier flight transferred passengers to another plane.
No delays have been reported as a result of the incident and the Federal Aviation Administration is investigating.
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