Officials: Planes clipped wings at Sky Harbor Airport

- Officials with Phoenix Fire Department said Thursday night that two airliners "clipped wings" at Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport.

According to a statement, the fire department's Airport Units responded to Sky Harbor's Terminal 3 at approximately 8:30 in the evening. According to initial reports from the Sky Harbor Tower, a Frontier Airlines plane was pushing back from the gate when it clipped the wings of a Southwest Airlines plane that was taxiing.

Crews on scene reportedly determined that there was a fuel leak, as a result.

Both planes, according to fire officials, were safely evacuated, and no injuries were reported. As of 9:53 p.m., crews are reportedly addressing the fuel leak, and assisting Sky Harbor personnel and the aircraft involved.


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