Two planes collide at Detroit Airport

The incident was blamed on a 'pilot error'

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Planes Collide at Detroit Airport

Plane passengers on two aircraft in the USA recently got shock after their planes collided at Detroit Metro Airport early on Wednesday morning.

The American Airlines plane hit a Southwest plane while taxiing on the runway.

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It's safe to say that the passengers on board weren't happy with the incident. Shawn D Spencer posted a photo on Twitter of the damaged plane wing with the caption: "Our plane just clipped another plane getting ready to taxi. Pilot error and a need for more sleep for the pilot, duh!"


While Carlos Salinas also posted a picture of the incident saying: "AA plane hits Southwest plane in taxi way, you would think they have all the room in the world!"

Luckily no one was hurt as a result of the collision and it was blamed on 'pilot error'.

According to the Detroit News the collision took place on a de-icing area and both of the planes were due to fly to Dallas.

Ross Feinstein, an American Airlines spokesman, told The News: "We apologise to our customers for the inconvenience, and are re-accomodating them on other flights. There are no reported industries."

The airline also said that the plane will be put through a maintenance check and inspection by the National Transportation Safety Board before they are returned to service.

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