SouthWest Jets Collide at Sea-Tac
It all happened so slow! Two Southwest Airlines jets collided at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport early Monday as they were being moved from overnight parking. Perry Cooper, Seattle - Tacoma Airport spokesman, said no one was hurt in the slow-moving collision adding it was like, "taking the emergency brake off your car and slowly bumping into the car parked in front of you."
The incident occurred in a cargo area where planes are parked overnight. The planes were being prepared to be towed to the gates for flights when one aircraft rolled into the plane in front of it. The nose and fuselage of one plane struck the end of the wing of the second aircraft according to Cooper.
The two planes were separated but they remain parked in the cargo area so Southwest personnel can investigate the damage. Emily Samuels, spokeswoman for Southwest Airlines, said that "aircraft maintenance personnel are working to thoroughly examine both aircraft to determine any necessary repairs to be performed prior to returning the aircraft to scheduled service."
Photos: KIRO7Seattle / Sea-Tac Airport