Crews said no injuries were reported. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) -
A plane was taxiing at Phoenix Sky Harbor when it hit another plane on Thursday.
According to the airport, a Frontier Airlines plane was pushing back from its gate at Terminal 3 when it "clipped the wings" of Southwest Airlines Flight 4182 that was taxiing.
Airport crews said there was a fuel leak because of the collision.
No one was hurt.
Megan Wohr was on the Southwest Airlines flight.
"It took me a second to release what happened," Wohr said.
She said her plane had more damage than the Frontier's plane.
"It felt like a speed bump more than anything else," Wohr said.
She said everyone remained calm and the pilot was informative and polite.
Frontier said there were 163 passengers on board their Airbus A320 and six crew members. The flight was heading from Phoenix to Denver and was cleared to push back from the gate.
Southwest Airlines said its aircraft just arrived from Oklahoma City. There were 174 passengers on the plane. The plane was going to go to Denver but the airline said it's out of service for repairs.
No passengers or Southwest employees were hurt.
Statement from Frontier Airlines:
Frontier Flight 765, an Airbus A320, scheduled to operate from Phoenix to Denver was cleared to push back from the gate in Phoenix. While the aircraft was being pushed back, an aircraft belonging to another airline made contact with our aircraft. No injuries have been reported. There were 163 passengers on board and a crew of six. Frontier is cooperating with the NTSB and FAA in the investigation and is working with customers to accommodate them on other flights.
Statement from Southwest Airlines:
Southwest Flight 4182 was taxiing to the gate at Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport when another airline's aircraft pushed back from a gate and made contact with our aircraft. There were no Customer or Employee injuries. Our aircraft is currently out of service for repairs and the Customers who are traveling to Denver will be accommodated on another aircraft, arriving approximately 50 minutes late.
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