Frontier A320 Cleared for Flight After Runway Incident in Denver

A Frontier Airlines Airbus A320neo sustained damage in Denver after colliding with an object during a pushback maneuver on April 19, 2024. The plane, designated for flight FFT4794 bound for Fargo, North Dakota, encountered a mishap while departing the gate at Denver International Airport (DEN). Fortunately, there were no reports of injuries among passengers or ground crew during the incident. However, the collision caused a delay to the scheduled flight.


The specific details of the object struck by the aircraft are unclear, with initial reports suggesting a possible jetway collision. Frontier Airlines confirmed the damage was to the plane's right winglet, also known as a sharklet.

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The Airbus A320neo was taken out of service for repairs lasting two days. Following a thorough inspection and maintenance process, the aircraft was cleared to return to normal operations on April 21. The nature and extent of the repairs remain undisclosed by Frontier.

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This incident highlights the importance of safety protocols during ground operations at airports.  Investigations are likely underway to determine the cause of the mishap and prevent similar occurrences in the future.

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