According to Christian Science Monitor , two jets collided on the runway at Miami International Airport on Jan. 17, 2013. Passengers were quite shaken and inconvenienced, but there were no injuries reported. The passengers headed to France had to get their luggage and wait in long lines to reschedule their flights.
The collision happened between Concourses J and H as an incoming Aerolineas Argentinas Airbus 340 with 240 passengers aboard struck an Air France 777-300 plane preparing to leave for Paris with 350 passengers on board.
The Miami Herald talked to a spokesman for the Miami International Airport:
The planes sustained damage — one on its wingtip, the other to its tail section, said MIA spokesman Marc Henderson. Several other flights were delayed before authorities moved the planes. Authorities are investigating the cause of the collision.
“Neither plane will be flying tonight,” Henderson said.
Fox News Channel interviewed a passenger who described the experience as sounding and feeling like an earthquake. One passenger was quite perplexed as to how two planes could crash without leaving the ground!
An editorial note: One thing is certain. If I was on a flight that had a crash before leaving the runway, I would take a bus.