Two Jets Collide In Miami
Two jets collided at the Miami International Airport this morning.
According to the Associated Press, an Aerolineas Argentinas Airbus and an Air France 777-300 plane collided between concourse J and H this morning. There were about 240 passengers aboard one plane and 300 aboard the other plane. No one was injured in the incident.
Aina Taberner, a student who was on the plane, said:
“The plane shook a bit but the hit wasn’t strong enough to make it lose stability.”
The Miami Herald reports that both planes sustained damage during the collision.
One had its wingtip damaged while the other saw damage to its tail section. MIA spokesman Marc Henderson said that “neither plane will be flying tonight.”
“This is not a very common occurrence. I can’t recall the last time we had planes collide.”
With two planes out of service hundreds of passengers were left stranded at the airport. Alex Legion, 24-year-old professional basketball player from Hungary, said that several passengers were yelling at Air France employees.
“The first altercation I saw was a group of guys that got fed up with people cutting in front of them. The second altercation I saw was when people from business class started to cut the economy line and a lady and a guy got into an argument.”
Having two planes collide may be uncommon but it does happen. Earlier this year a jet struck a parked plane at Fort Lauderdale Airport.