Southwest Plane Scrapes Another On Phoenix Tarmac

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A federal safety agency says it's not investigating an airport collision involving two jetliners at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport.

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The Frontier flight transferred passengers to another plane. A representative from American Airlines, which canceled 12 flights out of the airport, said John Wayne is expected to be impacted most by the weather because of its shorter runways and strong crosswinds in the area.

Frontier's Faulkner said the airline flew in another plane from its Denver base and that passengers from the plane involved in the collision arrived in the Colorado City about six hours later than originally scheduled.

The Southwest Airlines aircraft was taxiing to its gate when it was struck by the Frontier Airlines plane. No injuries have been reported. Frontier is cooperating with the NTSB and FAA in the investigation and is working with customers to accommodate them on other flights. The Southwest aircraft was taxiing after landing and the Frontier aircraft was pushing back from its gate when the incident occurred. There were no Southwest customer or employee injuries.

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