October 27, 2010 in Region

Alaska Airlines jets bump at Sea-Tac Airport gate

Associated Press
 

Passengers were evacuated from an Alaska Airlines jet that bumped into another Alaska plane this morning while backing from its terminal gate at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.

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 possible damage.

Egan says the passengers on the flight to Dallas should depart by midmorning on another plane.

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