American Airlines 777 Clips Frontier A321neo in Miami

American Airlines 777 Clips Frontier A321neo in Miami
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Last night, it has emerged an American Airlines Boeing 777 clipped the tail of a Frontier Airbus A321neo during pushback in Miami.

Video has surfaced of this event, showing ground staff running to try and stop the collision from happening.

In the meantime, let’s get into it…

The Two Aircraft Involved in the Miami Incident…


American Airlines 777 Clips Frontier A321neo in Miami
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American Airlines 777 Clips Frontier A321neo in Miami
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The two aircraft involved in the incident in Miami was an American Airlines Boeing 777-200 and a Frontier Airlines Airbus A321neo.

Furthermore, video suggests that the registration of the two airframes are N736AT for the AA 777 and N630FR for the A321neo.

As per data from Planespotters.net, N736AT is a 8.1 year old Boeing 777-300ER aircraft.

It was delivered to American Airlines back in March 2016.

The Frontier A321neo, registered as N630FR is a 0.4 year old airframe, having been delivered in October 2023.

N736AT was due to operate the AA929 service to Sao Paulo from Miami, with N630FR expected to fly to Dallas.

The Video Shows The Incident…


During the pushback phase for American Airlines flight AA929, the aircraft got too close to the Frontier A321neo.

As a result of this, the A321neo’s tail got clipped, which resulted in damage to both airframes.

American Airlines said the following in a statement:

“During pushback from the gate in Miami (MIA), the wing tip of American Airlines flight 929 with service from MIA to São Paulo (GRU) made contact with the tail of a parked aircraft.”

“Customers deplaned normally and the aircraft was taken out of service to be inspected by our maintenance team.”

“We apologize to our customers for the inconvenience this caused.”

Frontier Airlines also released a statement saying:

“Only crew members were on board the Frontier aircraft at the time and no injuries have been reported.”

“Frontier is currently assessing damage and re-accommodating customers”.

Both aircraft have been taken out of service pending maintenance fixes as a result of this incident in Miami.

All eyes will be on how long it takes to repair the aircraft and get them back into commercial service.

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