American Air, Southwest jets in ground scrape at Detroit airport
(Reuters) -- The wing of an American Airlines plane hit the tail of a Southwest Airlines plane as they were to be de-iced at the Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport on Wednesday, airline and airport representatives said.
No injuries were reported from the incident just after 6 a.m. EST, airport spokeswoman Erica Donerson said.
Both planes were Boeing 737 aircrafts.
The Southwest plane was stopped and in the process of being de-iced when it was hit by the American plane, waiting to be de-iced, Donerson said.
The National Transportation Safety Board and airport police were investigating, Donerson said.
Passengers on an American Airlines flight from Detroit to Dallas-Fort Worth were accommodated with other flights, an American spokesman said.
Passengers on Southwest flight from Detroit to Dallas were also put on other flights, a Southwest spokesman said.