Wednesday, May 11, 2005

Planes Collide At Twin Cities International

Six people were hospitalized tonight after two Northwest airplanes collided on the ground at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport. A DC-nine landed at the airport around 7:45 tonight. But hydraulic problems caused the pilot to lose control of the aircraft and slide into an airbus parked near a gate. There was no immediate word on the condition of those hospitalized. The DC-nine clipped the wing of the airbus and slid under the tail section of the plane. The airbus's wing punctured the cockpit of the DC-nine. The passengers on both airplanes were evacuated and emergency crews were on the scene, cleaning up spilled fuel and tending to passengers.