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Dixie Chicks' Plane Clips Side of Airport Building

September 19, 2003

GLASGOW, Scotland...The wing of a plane carrying the country band the Dixie Chicks clipped the side of a building after the jet landed at Glasgow Airport Friday afternoon, their spokeswoman said.

The Texas trio had just arrived from Dublin on a private, twin-engine plane for an evening concert at the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Center in Glasgow.

"The girls are all absolutely fine," their publicist, Barbara Charone, said from London. "I'm sure it wasn't pleasant. The incident happened when part of the wing just hit a corner of the building."

Malcolm Robertson, a spokesman for BAA Scottish airports, which runs Glasgow Airport, said the plane was taxiing at walking speed toward its parking place when a tip of one wing clipped a building.

Firefighters went to the scene as a matter of routine but it was not considered a major incident, he said. The building and the wing both suffered superficial damage, he added.

All 16 passengers got off the plane and walked into the airport, Robertson said.