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Dolphins Charter Clips Plane at DFW

No injuries reported in collision

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Dolphins Charter Clips Plane at DFW

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Wednesday was a rough night for the Miami Dolphins and not just because they lost 30-13 to the Dallas Cowboys.

As their flight was preparing to depart Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, their American Airlines charter plane clipped a plane parked on the west cargo ramp pad.

The pad is commonly used for sports charters and the Boeing 767 charter was pushing back when the wingtip struck the tail of an empty MD-80.

The collision caused minor damage to both planes, according to Lynn Lunsford with the Federal Aviation Administration.  Both jets have been taken out of service for inspection.

American Airlines brought over another aircraft and the charter flight departed for Miami at about 4 a.m.  The team had been in town to play the final preseason game of the season at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington.

Lunsford said the incident took place on American's ramp, before they would begin talking to air traffic control.

There were no injuries reported and the incident is under investigation.

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