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Frontier plane clips Southwest aircraft's wing at Phoenix





Frontier plane clips Southwest aircraft's wing at Phoenix Frontier plane clips Southwest aircraft's wing at Phoenix
  • A Frontier Airlines plane clipped a Southwest plane at Sky Harbor Airport
  • The plane was pushing away from its gate at Terminal 3 at around 8pm when it hit the aircraft, which was taxiing nearby
  • No injuries were reported in the incident, but the collision caused a fuel leak 
  • National Transportation Safety Board and FAA were performing an investigation as of Monday night 

Two airliners clipped wings at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport on Thursday night.

A Frontier Airlines plane was pushing away from its gate at Terminal 3 at around 8pm when it 'clipped the wings' of a Southwest Airlines aircraft that was taxiing nearby, an airport spokesperson said.

No injuries were reported in the incident, but the collision caused a fuel leak on one of the planes.

 A Frontier Airlines plane was pushing away from its gate Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport on Thursday around 8pm when it 'clipped the wings' of a Southwest Airlines aircraft that was taxiing

A Frontier Airlines plane was pushing away from its gate Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport on Thursday around 8pm when it 'clipped the wings' of a Southwest Airlines aircraft that was taxiing

Southwest Airlines Flight 4182 had just arrived at the airport from Oklahoma City and had 174 passengers on board.

The flight was expected to continue on to Denver, but the plane was put out of service for repairs following the crash. The airline helped put passengers on to a new flight.

Frontier Airlines Flight 765, and Airbus A320, was headed to Denver with six crew members and 163 passengers on board.

The aircraft had been cleared to leave the gate when the collision occurred. Passengers were put on another flight after the incident.

 No injuries were reported in the incident, but the collision caused a fuel leak on one of the planes 

No injuries were reported in the incident, but the collision caused a fuel leak on one of the planes 

Megan Whor, who was on the Southwest Airlines plane when it was hit, said her plan suffered more damage.

'It took me a second to realize what happened,' Whor told KPHO. 'It felt like a speed bump more than anything else.'

She said that everyone remained calm and that the pilot was informative and polite following the clipping.

Frontier said in a statement after the collision: 'Frontier is cooperating with the NTSB and FAA in the investigation and is working with customers to accommodate them on other flights.'


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