NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Two Southwest Airlines planes collided Saturday night on the tarmac of Nashville International Airport.
Airline officials say no injuries were reported in the collision. An emailed statement from Southwest Airlines spokeswoman Michelle Agnew says the winglet of the St. Louis-bound Southwest Flight 1555 “came into contact” during pushback with the winglet of Southwest Flight 4580, headed for Atlanta.
A photograph provided by a passenger on board the flight to Atlanta showed rainy weather and what appeared to be the top of the other plane’s fin clipped off. “Welcome to Crashville,” the tweet said.
The airline says both planes returned to the gate “under their own power” and were taken out of service for evaluation. The Southwest flights will continue to the scheduled destinations using new planes.
A spokeswoman for the airport directed inquiries to Southwest.
Welcome to Crashville. Got stuck waiting on a plane at BNA due to weather on the way back to Atlanta. We finally pull back and they crash the plane into another plane. Took the S right off. What’s going on @SouthwestAir #Crashville #outhwest #Letsgo pic.twitter.com/zZrf5JP3sZ
— Eric Borden (@HundredproofEB) July 21, 2019