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Semaphore Sam
18th Feb 2016, 01:42
My understanding is, that, surprise, the Southwest aircraft was hit by the American. Anyone have any info? Happened in Detroit around 6AM local on the 17th. Sam

Out Of Trim
18th Feb 2016, 09:50
Do you have a link?

Morris542
18th Feb 2016, 09:55
Plane clips another plane's tail at Detroit airport - BBC News (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-35597607)

Dave's brother
18th Feb 2016, 10:05
This from the news story:
"It was frustrating. I understand that that's a high stress job. Everyone's depending on you and you have a lot of things on your mind. But it just seems like 101 to make sure you have enough room. You learn that in a car, or when you're walking.

"We [are] just happy we weren't in the air."
True, that. Clipping the tail of one plane with the winglet of another could have been a whole lot messier in the air - a pretty impressive piece of precision flying, mind you.

airman1900
22nd Feb 2016, 00:51
From:

FAA Aviation Safety Information Analysis and Sharing(ASIAS)

http://www.asias.faa.gov/pls/apex/f?p=100:96:::::P96_ENTRY_DATE,P96_MAKE_NAME,P96_FATAL_FLG:17-FEB-16,BOEING

AMERICAN AIRLINES FLIGHT AAL1241 BOEING 737 AIRCRAFT AND SOUTHWEST AIRLINES FLIGHT SWA9 BOEING 737 AIRCRAFT ON TAXI TO DEICING PAD WHEN RIGHT WING OF AAL1241 STRUCK THE TAIL OF SWA9, NO INJURIES, DAMAGE TO BE DETERMINED, REGISTRATIONS NOT REPORTED, DETROIT, MI