Two Southwest Planes Clip Wings
In aviation's equivalent of a fender bender, two Southwest Airlines planes clipped wings while still on the ground Sunday night at Oakland International Airport, Raji Ramanathan of NBC Bay Area reported.
At around 10:30 p.m. local time, Southwest Airlines Flight 2674 was making its way to the runway when a wing-to-wing impact occurred with a plane that had just landed from Phoenix that was making its way toward the terminal.
While there were no injuries reported from the passengers or crews aboard either Boeing 737, the airline took both of the damaged aircraft out of service and rebooked the passengers on another flight to Orange County, Calif., Flight 2674's intended destination.
Southwest maintenance crews were tasked with giving the aircraft thorough inspections and repairing all the damage.
SFGate.com shared an image of the broken wing tip on Twitter:
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