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SkyWest plane hits parked plane on LAX tarmac

An ABC7 viewer took this photo of a parked SkyWest plane that was hit by another SkyWest plane while taking off for Palm Springs at LAX on Friday, April 20, 2012. The parked plane's right wing was damaged in the collision. (ABC7 viewer)

April 20, 2012 12:00:00 AM PDT
There was a big scare on the tarmac at LAX Friday night when two planes collided on the ground.

A parked SkyWest plane received damage to its right wing after it was struck by another SkyWest aircraft preparing to take off for Palm Springs.

The collision occurred in a ramp area as the Palms Springs-bound plane pushed back from the gate. There were 28 passengers and crew aboard. No one was hurt.

The FAA is investigating the accident.


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