Denver-bound plane collides with another on tarmac in Phoenix

Posted at 6:09 AM, Feb 17, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-17 08:09:40-05

PHOENIX -- No one was injured when a Denver-bound flight clipped the wing of another plane on the tarmac at the Sky Harbor International Airport in Phoenix Thursday night.

Airline officials say Denver-bound Frontier Flight 765 was pushing back from the gate when it made contact with an arriving Southwest plane.

No significant damage was reported, but a Phoenix Fire spokesperson said at least one plane had a fuel leak.

Passengers on both planes were put on different flights after the aircrafts were put out of service for repairs.

The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating.


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