The Miami Dolphins were stranded an extra four hours in Dallas last night after their plane clipped another at the gate. There were no injuries from the incident, but Miami's plane was damaged and the team was forced to await a replacement.
Around 1:00am Eastern time, the Dolphins loaded the plane and were ready for the flight back to Miami after suffering a 30-13 loss to the Cowboys. The grounds crew then backed the plane into another, causing damage to the wing of the Dolphins' plane.
The players reacted on Twitter to the ordeal:
So tired and havent even left Dallas yet. Aaaaand the rumor is we backed into another plane... On the runway— Brian Hartline (@brianhartline) August 30, 2012
#awesome! Anyone else awake?
This is not real life…team plane backed into another plane right before take off. Party at— Jared Odrick (@JaredOdrick98) August 30, 2012
@anthony_fasano ‘s old crib
Sooo, we just hit a parked plane going to the runway...— Vince Agnew (@VAgnew22) August 30, 2012
Lol Delta trippin they hittin parked planes now we stuck for another hour!— NolanCarroll (@CarrollCity) August 30, 2012
Our plane hit another plane now we are stuck on the runway.—WEST⬅ (@JamaalWesterman) August 30, 2012
Still haven't left Dallas yet— lamar miller (@millertime_6) August 30, 2012
Been stuck on this plane for almost an hour, that's that ish i don't like— Rishard Matthews (@_RMatthews) August 30, 2012
Stuck on a plane.Thats that $*it I don't like!— NolanCarroll (@CarrollCity) August 30, 2012
Finally wheels up bk to Miami .. I'll b lucky if I'm in bed by 7— BJ Cunningham (@BjCunningham_03) August 30, 2012
Wow...just now driving home...long trip— Jeron Mastrud (@JeronMastrud) August 30, 2012
8:08 am. Just got home from Dallas.Longer trip ever!— Matt Moore (@mattmoore_8) August 30, 2012
Just getting home from Dallas, Eight hour ordeal .. What a day— Cameron Wake (@Kold91) August 30, 2012
Unfortunately for several of the players on the plane, this might be their last plane flight in the NFL. At least it was one to remember.