Two jets collided in Miami and 590 passengers total were unharmed, Huffington Post reports Jan. 18. The incident happened Thursday at Miami International Airport when both planes managed to collide between gates J and H.
Aerolineas Argentinas Airbus, carrying 240 passengers on-board, struck an Air France 777-300 plane was about to depart for Paris with 350 passengers on-board.
One of the planes had wingtip damage from the collision while the other had tail section damage. The whole incident caused delay and extra hassle for passengers. Those on the Argentina flight were allowed to get off the aircraft at the gate. Passengers on the flight heading to France had to retrieve their luggage, wait in long lines, and reschedule their flights.
It's not known what caused the two jets to collide the way they did. An investigation is underway.
Plane fender benders are highly uncommon. CS Monitor reports that in April 2011 an airbus 380 clipped a smaller jet at John F. Kennedy Airport in New York. No passengers were injured in that collision.