Jets Collide In Miami, Investigation Underway

    January 18, 2013
    Amanda Crum

Two jets collided on the runway in Miami on Thursday night, leaving many passengers frightened and inconvenienced but otherwise unharmed.

The aircrafts–an Aerolineas Argentinas Airbus which was arriving and an Air France 777-300 which was departing for France, struck one another near the gates at Miami International Airport. One plane reportedly had a damaged wing, while the other suffered damage to the tail. The passengers who were on their way to France were left to try and reschedule their flights.

This is the third time since 2011 that an Air France jet has collided with another on a runway; in April of that year, an Airbus 380 struck a Delta jet at JFK airport, damaging both crafts. In October of that year, the same type of jet had a similar incident with an Airbus in France, leading officials to believe pilots are still getting used to the oversized jet’s wingspan. The A380 arrived in France for the first time in 2009.