Dolphins say team plane bumped by another plane in Dallas

FAA confirms that plane's wing tip clipped another plane while backing up

By Ben Kennedy - Reporter
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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - The Miami Dolphins team buses were escorted back to training camp in Forth Lauderdale Thursday morning after several players Tweeted that their plane bumped into another plane on the tarmac in Dallas Wednesday night.

The team was returning to South Florida after losing to the Cowboys when they had to change planes after the reported incident.

Wide receiver Brian Hartline tweeted: "So tired and we haven't even left Dallas yet. And the rumor is we backed into another plane on the runway."

Lamar Miller added: "Still haven't left dallas yet. #upset."

In a preliminary report, the Federal Aviation Administration and American Airlines say said that sometime after midnight in Dallas, a chartered American Airlines 767 was being pushed back on the tarmac when the wing tip clipped another chartered American Airlines MD80. There was damage to both planes and they were taken out of service. American Airlines brought in another 767, the players were transferred and the plane left Dallas at 4 a.m.

"I have no idea. We just changed planes," one player told Local 10's Ben Kennedy.

The team waited nearly four hours for a new plane, which landed safely in Fort Lauderdale early Thursday,

No injuries were reported.

When Local 10 called the Dolphins for comment, Harvey Greene, Senior Vice President of Media Relations, referred us to American Airlines.

The FAA says it is continuing its investigation into the case.

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