Plane clips tail of another plane at Detroit Metro Airport

Posted at 8:28 AM, Feb 17, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-17 08:38:52-05

ROMULUS, Mich. (AP) — Officials say the wing of a plane clipped the tail of another plane in a de-icing area at Detroit Metropolitan Airport.

Wayne County Airport Authority spokeswoman Erica Donerson tells The Associated Press the wing of an American Airlines plane touched the tail of a Southwest Airlines plane shortly after 6 a.m. Wednesday at the airport in the Detroit suburb of Romulus.

Donerson says no one was injured. She says the planes both are Boeing 737s and would be inspected.

Rochester Hills resident Jim Bishop tells WWJ-AM he was aboard the American Airlines plane and says the collision “tore a piece of our wing off.” Bishop says plane shook when it touched the other plane and then the plane he was on stopped as those aboard awaited updates.

FOX 2 Detroit has tweeted this photo from a passenger, Jim Bishop, from the plane.