Thu, Jul 01, 2004
When Jets Collide
Two aircraft collided as they were preparing for take-off at
Manchester Airport (NH) Wednesday. There were no injuries, but both
planes took a beating.
It happened at around 0630 EDT, according to WMUR-TV, which did
not identify the types of aircraft involved. A Northwest Airlines
Airbus headed for Washington/Dulles was taxiing toward the runway
when its wing clipped the empennage of a United Airlines aircraft
scheduled for Detroit.
The United aircraft suffered a prominent gash in its tail
section. There was no word on damage to the Northwest Airbus.
"The tower instructed another aircraft to taxi behind that
aircraft, and that's when the contact was made," said airport
director Kevin Dillon.
Passengers from both flights were put on other aircraft. The FAA
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