Southwest Plane Clips Jet in SoCal

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Southwest Airlines says no one was hurt when two of its jets touched on the ground at San Diego's Lindbergh Field.

Southwest spokeswoman Whitney Eichinger says a wingtip of one jet clipped the tail of another jet as it was backing out of the gate yesterday afternoon. Both were Boeing 737s.

The aircraft were taken out of service and customers were transferred to other planes. One flight is headed to Kansas City International Airport and the other to San Francisco International Airport.

Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Ian Gregor says the aircraft were not under FAA air traffic controllers' direction at the time.
 

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