Two Southwest Airlines jets were damaged this morning at Detroit Metro Airport when the planes clipped each other’s wings backing out of their gates.
‘Airport spokesperson Mike Conway says the planes were backing out of gates D-21 and D-23 when they clipped each others’ wings. The planes were taken back to their gates and the passengers were taken off. No one was injured in the accident.
Southwest says the two flights affected were Flight 3660 [Boeing 737-700] from Detroit to Denver and Flight 2005 [Boeing 737-700] from Detroit to St. Louis. There were 85 customers and four crew members on Flight 3360 and 38 customers and four crew members on Flight 2005.’
Passengers are being put on other flights today. Both planes are being inspected for the extent of the damage.