162 Spirit Airlines customers were more uncomfortable than normal on Monday night when the plane they were flying on smashed into a parked jet.
The Airbus A320 (not pictured) had just landed at the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport in Florida on Monday night when its wingtip smashed into another parked jet.
Spirit spokeswoman Misty Pinson says of the incident:
“After landing and while taxiing to the gate, our aircraft made contact with another parked aircraft. There were no injuries and customers deplaned at the gate as normal.”
The innocent plane in the incident belongs to US Airways, and the plane was hit in a remote area, away from where planes are normally stored overnight.
Nobody was aboard the US Airways jet at the time of the accident.
According to US Airways, “the extent of the damage is yet to be determined.”
Police were called to the scene as an official report listed a “gash in the tail section” with “no fuel leaking” from either jet.
US Airways has taken its jet out of service, while the Spirit aircraft has resumed with its regularly scheduled flights.
The accident comes just three months after the National Transportation Safety Board recommended the Federal Aviation Administration require large planes install cameras and other devices when their wingtips are not easily seen.
As the accident is still under investigation, US Airways has not provided an estimated cost for fixing its jet’s damage.