Officials say two US Airways flights were delayed when wingtips bumped and broke navigation lights as the jets were being pushed back from a terminal.
Will Plentl, deputy director at Charlotte-Douglas International Airport, said the incident happened Friday night.
Valerie Wunder of US Airways said the airline was determining how to get the passengers to their destinations. She said the flights involved were Flight 1857 from Charlotte to Orlando and Flight 1586 to Philadelphia.
Greg Brownell is sports editor of The Post-Star in Glen Falls, N.Y., and was aboard the Orlando flight. He said he didn't feel the bump but saw it and then the passengers were taken off the airplane.