The Miami Dolphins' charter plane clipped an empty plane just before it was ready to depart from Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport. NBC 6's Joe Rose, who was on the plane, said "it was a little scary." Meantime, frustrated Dolphins fans Jennifer Dunn and Steve Althoff gave their opinions on the team's fortunes.
The Miami Dolphins had a rough return trip home from Dallas after Wednesday night's preseason game against the Cowboys. The team's American Airlines charter plane clipped an empty plane at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport just before it was to depart.
The Boeing 767 carrying the Dolphins was pushing back from the airport's west cargo ramp pad when its wingtip struck the tail of an empty MD-80. Sports charters often use the cargo ramp at Dallas.
No injuries were reported after the accident, and Federal Aviation Administration representative told NBC-Dallas that both planes sustained minor damage. The planes were taken out of service for inspection.
NBC 6's Joe Rose was on the plane.
"It was a little scary, but you knew right away something wasn't normal," Rose said. "We could see inside the damage to the other plane, got ripped up real bad. But there was, as we were told by folks at American Airlines, hundreds of thousands of dollars in damage."
The team boarded another American Airlines jet shortly after the accident, departing from Dallas at around 4 a.m.
Lunsford also told NBC Dallas-Fort Worth that the accident took place on American's ramp, before the flight crew would begin talking to air traffic control.
The Dolphins lost to the Cowboys 30-13 on Wednesday night, wrapping up only the fourth winless preseason in team history.