United, Alaska Planes Fall Down Go Boom At LAX

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    It's well-documented that Ben has a bit of a concern about "things that go bump in the night" in his hotel rooms. To the list of "things that go bump in the night," we can now add... a United 757 and an Alaska Airlines 737. As LAist reports, shortly before 8 p.m. last night, as United flight 1199 from Newark to Los Angeles was paused while taxiing to its gate in Terminal 7, Alaska flight 543 pushed back from its gate and directly into the path of the 757's wingspan. The wings of the two planes clipped, and passengers on each plane report hearing and feeling an enormous jolt, as would be expected. Evidently, the planes were "stuck together" for a short time, in what must be just the most awkward moment. Luckily, there were no injuries, and passengers were unloaded from each of the planes. It seems the airplanes themselves suffered some injuries, however, with damage to the right stabilizer of the United plane and the left winglet of the Alaska 737. The post United, Alaska Planes Fall Down Go Boom At LAX appeared first on One Mile at a Time.

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