PUNTA GORDA, Fla. — An Allegiant flight collided with an empty plane on Monday morning before taking off in Punta Gorda, canceling one flight.
Allegiant flight 1687 bound for Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport sliced a hole in an empty plane parked nearby while backing up from the gate at Punta Gorda Airport.
No injuries were reported. Passengers deplaned, returned to the terminal, and the flight was canceled.
“Customers will have the option to receive a full refund or be reaccommodated to another flight. We’re very sorry for the disruption this has caused to our customers’ travel plans. We’ve issued additional compensation of $250 per itinerary through a secure electronic transfer portal, as well as $150 vouchers that can be used for future travel,” according to a statement from Allegiant Media Relations.