Planes bump at Sea-Tac
SEATAC, Wash. (AP) - Passengers were evacuated from an Alaska
Airlines jet that bumped into another Alaska plane Wednesday
morning while backing from its terminal gate at Seattle-Tacoma
Alaska Airlines spokeswoman Bobbie Egan says there were no
injuries from the 7:05 a.m. incident, and no emergency declared.
She says the 139 passengers aboard the Dallas-bound plane being
backed up were taken off as a precaution.
The other jet was still at its terminal gate and had no passengers on board.
Egan says the winglet of the backing jet bumped the rear
horizontal stabilizer of the other plane at the opposite concourse.
Both 737s have been taken out of service to be inspected for
Egan says the passengers on the flight to Dallas departed by
midmorning on another plane.