Two Southwest Flights Clip Wings on Ground, No One Injured
Bob Hope Airport in Burbank Calif. is currently the scene of an investigation after a minor accident Saturday morning where two Southwest Airlines 737s clipped wings, ABC 7 Los Angeles reported.
Around 7:25 a.m. local time, Flight 4721, bound for Sacramento with 101 passengers aboard was moving back from the gate and onto the tarmac when contact was made with another plane, Flight 2183, headed to Phoenix with 114 passengers.
According to ABC 7, no passengers were injured, but passengers were deplaned, loaded onto buses, and then rebooked onto other flights.
"Our employees are working as quickly as possible to re-accommodate all customers," a Southwest spokeswoman said in a statement, NBC Los Angeles said.
The two planes were grounded for repairs and inspection. Airport operations were not otherwise affected by the incident.
"Safety is our number one focus and we will conduct an internal review to identify the details surrounding today's event," a Southwest Airlines spokesman said in a statement.
In addition to Southwest and FAA, Burbank Bob Hope Airport spokeswoman Lucy Burghdorf stated to NBC Los Angeles that the NTSB is investigating as well.
Flight 4721 passenger Jenny Yi caught the moment of contact, and posted the photo to Instagram:
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