• 'Welcome to Crashville': Southwest planes collide on tarmac at Nashville airport

    By: Michelle Ewing, Cox Media Group National Content Desk

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    NASHVILLE, Tenn. -

    Nobody was injured Saturday night when two Southwest Airlines planes collided while pushing back at Nashville International Airport in Tennessee, officials said.

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    According to The Associated Press, the winglets of Southwest Flight 1555, which was headed to St. Louis, and Southwest Flight 4580, bound for Atlanta, collided during pushback outside the gate, an airline spokeswoman said.


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    Officials took both airplanes out of service and transferred passengers to different planes following the incident, the airline said.

    Passenger Eric Borden tweeted that the collision delayed his flight for hours. He also shared a photo of the damaged winglet.

    "Welcome to Crashville," he quipped.

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    – The Associated Press contributed to this report.


     

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