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Delta, Spirit Airplanes Collide At Airport

On Sunday, a Spirit Airlines aircraft collided with a Delta Air Lines aircraft at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport.

The incident reportedly occurred when the wing tip of Delta flight DL2577 made contact with Spirit Airlines flight 655.

The Spirit aircraft was parked at the gate and in the process of boarding.

News 5 Cleveland reports:

There were no injuries reported on either aircraft, both airlines said.

Delta passengers on the flight will have a four-hour delay while the airline works to re-accommodate them with another aircraft, Delta said.

The Spirit aircraft was removed from service to be examined, and Spirit said they are working on alternative travel arrangements for guests.

Delta teams are working to reaccommodate customers to their final destination to Atlanta tonight after the wingtip from Delta flight DL2577 made contact with a parked aircraft at CLE. We apologize for any inconvenience caused,” Delta said in a statement.

Spirit Airlines flight 655 (CLE-LAX) was parked at the gate in Cleveland (CLE) and in the process of boarding when the wing tip of another airline’s aircraft made contact with our aircraft. Our Guests deplaned normally through the jet bridge, and no injuries to Spirit Guests or Team Members were reported. Safety is our top priority, and the aircraft was removed from service to be thoroughly inspected by our maintenance team. We are reaccommodating our Guests with alternate travel arrangements as quickly as possible,” Spirit said in a statement.

FOX 8 noted:

The Delta plane was a Boeing 739 with 180 passengers headed for Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. Its passengers were delayed about four hours while waiting for another aircraft on Sunday night.

Delta is also planning to investigate.

This is a Guest Post from our friends over at 100 Percent Fed Up.

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