2 Sea-Tac workers fired after ground accident involving Alaska Airlines planes

Two ground workers employed by Menzies Aviation at Sea-Tac Airport have been fired after two Alaska Airlines planes were involved in a ground accident reports The Seattle PI.

The October 28th airline accident occurred around 7am when the wing of one Alaska plane hit the horizontal stabilizer on the tail of another jet. Luckily, none of the 139 passengers on board the departing plane were injured.

An investigation into the Seattle airline accident found that the tug driver pushed the departing aircraft too far back and when he lost visual contact with the wing walker that protocol called for him to stop immediately.

All four Menzie workers involved in the accident were given routine drug and alcohol tests but the results have not been revealed. Two of the employees were fired and two others were required to receive additional safety training.

One of the damaged planes was repaired and went back into service on the same day as the accident. The 2nd plane, is expected to go back into service some time this week.

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