Could have been worse. Could have been much, much worse.
An American Airlines charter plane carrying the Miami Dolphins home from a losing 30-13 game against the Dallas Cowboys clipped the tail of a parked plane at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport early Thursday morning, forcing both planes out of service and prolonging the team's return.
According to the Federal Aviation Administration and the airline, the incident occurred as the jet was being pushed back in the west cargo area of DFW -- a pad used for sports charters. The winglet of the Dolphins charter plane -- a Boeing 767 -- clipped the tail of an empty MD-80 aircraft, causing minor damage to the 767's winglet.
No word if this was all part of Chad Johnson’s devious revenge plan.
The good news – besides the fact that everyone was alright, of course – is that HBO’s “Hard Knocks” cameras captured the accident. That will certainly make for some compelling television.