Sunday, December 20, 2015

Incident occurred December 20, 2015: Denver-bound flight involved in collision near gate

BURBANK, California – A Southwest Airlines flight that was headed to Denver International Airport from Burbank Bob Hope Airport was struck in the wing by another aircraft that was backing out of the adjacent gate Sunday afternoon.

No one was injured on either plane following the apparent accident.

Both flights – Southwest flights #815 and #1240 -- were delayed indefinitely after the collision, according to Southwest. The airline is working to accommodate the 225 customers scheduled to be on the two planes, which are now being assessed for damage.

The other plane involved was headed to Oakland International Airport.

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LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- Two planes bumped at a Los Angeles International Airport gate on Sunday, according to the Federal Aviation Administration.

The FAA said Southwest Airlines Flight 815 was pushing back from Gate A1 when it bumped into Southwest Airlines Flight 1240, which was at Gate A2.

Officials said passengers were on board Flight 815, but they haven't confirmed whether any passengers were on Flight 1240.

The FAA said no injuries were reported.

The amount of damage caused at this time is unknown, officials said.

The FAA said the crash happened in an area where air traffic controllers were not controlling the aircraft.

A passenger posted a picture to social media that appears to show the wings of two planes touching each other.


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