US Airways Airplane “Rear-Ended”? That’s the Spirit

The damage of the tail cone of an Airbus A320 aircraft operated by US Airways as the result of contact by the wing of an Airbus A320 aircraft operated by Spirit Airlines. Photograph courtesy of the Broward County Aviation Department.

The tip of the wing of an Airbus A320 aircraft operated by Spirit Airlines allegedly hit the tail of a parked aircraft operated by US Airways at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport earlier this week, causing damage to both aircraft.

The wing of the aircraft operated by Spirit Airlines was repaired and the aircraft is supposedly already back in flight; while the aircraft operated by US Airways — which was also reportedly an Airbus A320 aircraft and was parked in a remote area of the airport — was placed out of service due to a gash left in its damaged tail cone.

There were supposedly 162 passengers aboard the Spirit Airlines airplane, which had landed immediately prior to the incident after arriving from Atlanta. No injuries were reported.

I am used to learning about minor collisions between private vehicles on New Year’s Eve as a result of spirits — but a minor collision between two commercial aircraft on that day as a result of Spirit is new to me…

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  • usa18dca at 6:06pm January 02, 2013

    Has Spirit SUNK so low to start taking out the competition one plane at a time? :D

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