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Aircraft Make: AIRBUS
Aircraft Model: A320
Event Type: Incident
Flight Phase: PUSHBACK/TOWING (PBT)
Aircraft Operator: NKS-Spirit Airlines
Flight Number: NKS612
FAA Flight Standards District Office FAA Minneapolis FSDO-15
N639NK SPIRIT AIRLINES FLIGHT NKS612 AIRBUS A320 AIRCRAFT ON PUSHBACK FROM GATE, STRUCK A PARKED UNOCCUPIED CRJ7, NO INJURIES, DAMAGE MINOR, MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA.
No one was hurt when one commercial airliner bumped into another on the tarmac at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport.
5 EYEWITNESS NEWS reporter Brett Hoffland was at the airport and shot video after the incident.
Airport spokesman Patrick Hogan says a Spirit Airlines plane was being backed away from the Concourse E gate and ran into a parked United Airlines jetliner around 7 a.m. Sunday.
Hogan tells the Star Tribune both planes were damaged but no injuries were reported.
He says the United plane had no crew, airport employees or passengers on board.
Story and video: http://kstp.com
One commercial airliner bumped into another Sunday morning at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, an official said.
The incident occurred about 6 a.m. when a Spirit Airlines Airbus A320 heading to Chicago was being backed away from the Concourse E gate and ran into a parked United jetliner, said airport spokesman Patrick Hogan.
Both planes were damaged, but no injuries were reported, Hogan said.
The United plane had no crew, airport employees or passengers on board, he said.
Flightaware.com, a commercial airlines tracking website, reports that the flight was canceled. Messages have been left with a Spirit spokesman for information about the incident.
There were delays to other flights in connection with the mishap, one passenger at the airport reported.
Original article can be found here: http://www.startribune.com