Two Southwest Airlines jets backing up from their gates smacked into each other on the tarmac at Nashville International airport late Saturday night.
Spokeswoman Michelle Agnew told the Daily News that the winglet of two flights — one between Nashville and St. Louis and the other between Nashville and Atlanta — “came into contact” with each other.
Flight 1555 was about to take off for St. Louis, and Flight 4580 was headed for Atlanta, the airline told WKRN-TV.
No injuries were reported.
Both planes returned to the gates and were taken out of service to be evaluated. The passengers were rerouted onto different planes and continued on to their destinations, the airline said.
Passenger Eric Borden snapped a photo through a rain-spattered window that appeared to show a nick in the top of the other plane’s fin, the Associated Press reported. The collision appeared to have knocked the first "S" in Southwest off the plane, according to CNN.
Passengers seemed a bit rattled, with Borden tweeting along with the photo, “Welcome to Crashville.”
Both planes were able to return to their gates under their own power, the airline said.
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