SPIRIT AIRLINES jet with 162 aboard collides with US AIRWAYS plan
SPIRIT AIRLINES jet with 162 aboard collides with US AIRWAYS plane
A Spirit Airlines plane carrying 162 passengers had a lucky escape on New Year’s Eve when it clipped another jet minutes after touching down at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport in Florida.
After a comfortable landing, the Spirit Airlines Airbus A-320 was taxiing to its gate when its left wing smashed into a US Airways Airbus A-320, which was parked in a remote area away from the gate where aircraft are stored overnight. No one was on board the US Airways flight at the time.
‘After landing and while taxiing to the gate, our aircraft made contact with another parked aircraft,’ said Spirit spokeswoman Misty Pinson. ‘There were no injuries and customers deplaned at the gate as normal.’