Sunday, 3 March 2019

Two Southwest aircraft collide at Newark Liberty Airport

US budget carrier Southwest is facing a huge repair bill after two of its aircraft collided at New York's Newark Liberty Airport, early on Saturday morning, 

The incident happened as one Boeing 737 was taxing down the apron and about to head off on a flight to Fort Lauderdale, Florida with 140 passengers and crew onboard when it's wingtip hit the rear of a stationary aircraft around 7am yesterday.   The stationary aircraft was being deiced at the time and was due to head off to Nashville, Tennessee. 

 Nobody was injured in the incident that caused some damage to the wing, causing some metal to fall from the aircraft and picked up by an airport worker.  An investigation is underway into the cause of the wingtip clash and if it was weather-related.