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 May 16, 2005
Six people injured when two jets collide on the ground at Minneapolis airport
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MINNEAPOLIS Hydraulic problems are being blamed for the collision of two jets on the ground at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport.

Six people were injured in the accident but no passengers were hurt.

A Northwest Airlines D-C-Nine that had just arrived from Columbus, Ohio, lost steering control as it taxied to the gate. It struck a Northwest Airbus backing away from its gate.

After the crash, the D-C-Nine appeared to be partially lodged underneath the Airbus. The top of the D-C-Nine's cockpit area made contact with the Airbus' wing.

Four of the injured people were crew members from the D-C-Nine. The other two were ground workers. The injuries did not appear to be life-threatening.

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