Two Planes Collide at Phoenix Airport
- Author: Sidney Guerrero Feb 18, 2017,
Feb 18, 2017, 0:53
Two planes clipped wings while taxiing at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, delaying passengers but causing no injuries.
According to a statement, the fire department's Airport Units responded to Sky Harbor's Terminal 3 at approximately 8:30 in the evening.
Southwest spokeswoman Emily Samuels said the airline's plane didn't have a fuel leak, and Frontier spokesman Jim Faulkner said the Frontier plane didn't have a fuel leak.
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Numerous cancellations regionally have come from Southwest Airlines flights, which Palm Springs Airport does not serve.
Federal Aviation Administration spokesperson Ian Gregor said via email that the Frontier flight was pushing back from its gate headed to Denver. The Southwest flight was scheduled to continue to Denver later that night. Sanders said the Southwest plane had 164 passengers and six crew.
Passengers on both planes were put on different flights after the aircrafts were put out of service for repairs. Frontier is cooperating with the NTSB and FAA in the investigation and is working with customers to accommodate them on other flights. Our aircraft is now out of service for repairs and the Customers who are traveling to Denver will be accommodated on another aircraft, arriving approximately 50 minutes late.