Southwest planes collide on Nashville airport tarmac

National

(Photo: AP)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Two Southwest Airlines planes have collided on the tarmac of Nashville International Airport.

Airline officials say no injuries were reported in Saturday night’s collision. An emailed statement from Southwest Airlines spokeswoman Michelle Agnew says the winglet of the St. Louis-bound Southwest Flight 1555 “came into contact” during pushback with the winglet of Southwest Flight 4580, headed for Atlanta.

A photograph provided by a passenger onboard the flight to Atlanta showed rainy weather and what appeared to be the top of the other plane’s fin clipped off.

The airline says both planes returned to the gate “under their own power” and were taken out of service for evaluation. The Southwest flights will continue to the scheduled destinations using new planes.

A spokeswoman for the airport directed inquiries to Southwest.

Copyright 2019 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Clear

Abbeville

43°F Clear Feels like 43°
Wind
0 mph
Humidity
62%
Sunrise
Sunset

Tonight

Cloudy with occasional showers overnight. Low 39F. Winds light and variable. Chance of rain 50%.
39°F Cloudy with occasional showers overnight. Low 39F. Winds light and variable. Chance of rain 50%.
Wind
4 mph NE
Precip
20%
Sunset
Moon Phase
Waning Gibbous
Clear

Crowley

45°F Clear Feels like 45°
Wind
0 mph
Humidity
50%
Sunrise
Sunset

Tonight

Cloudy with occasional showers. Low 41F. Winds light and variable. Chance of rain 60%.
39°F Cloudy with occasional showers. Low 41F. Winds light and variable. Chance of rain 60%.
Wind
4 mph NE
Precip
20%
Sunset
Moon Phase
Waning Gibbous
Clear

Opelousas

44°F Clear Feels like 44°
Wind
0 mph
Humidity
62%
Sunrise
Sunset

Tonight

Cloudy this evening with showers after midnight. Low 39F. Winds light and variable. Chance of rain 40%.
39°F Cloudy this evening with showers after midnight. Low 39F. Winds light and variable. Chance of rain 40%.
Wind
4 mph NE
Precip
20%
Sunset
Moon Phase
Waning Gibbous
Clear

Breaux Bridge

47°F Clear Feels like 47°
Wind
0 mph
Humidity
44%
Sunrise
Sunset

Tonight

Cloudy with occasional showers overnight. Low 41F. Winds light and variable. Chance of rain 40%.
39°F Cloudy with occasional showers overnight. Low 41F. Winds light and variable. Chance of rain 40%.
Wind
4 mph NE
Precip
20%
Sunset
Moon Phase
Waning Gibbous
Clear

New Iberia

44°F Clear Feels like 41°
Wind
6 mph SSW
Humidity
68%
Sunrise
Sunset

Tonight

Cloudy with occasional rain showers. Low 41F. Winds light and variable. Chance of rain 40%.
42°F Cloudy with occasional rain showers. Low 41F. Winds light and variable. Chance of rain 40%.
Wind
5 mph NE
Precip
0%
Sunset
Moon Phase
Waning Gibbous

Local News

More Local

Sidebar

Trending Stories