What else can go wrong for the Miami Dolphins this preseason?
The Dolphins' team charter, carrying players and coaches back to South Florida after their 30-13 loss to the Dallas Cowboys, backed into another plane while leaving the gate early Thursday morning.
Both planes were damaged and the Dolphins return to South Florida was delayed several hours.
According to a Federal Aviation Administration spokesperson, the Dolphins charter, an American Airlines 767, was pushed by a ground crew into another parked American Airlines MD-80 in a cargo area of Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport used for sports charters.
The incident happened before the jet reached the tarmac and before the plane was in contact with air traffic control.
"It rocked the entire plane," Dolphins broadcaster Joe Rose said on his sports radio show (WQAM 560-AM) early Thursday morning.
"It was crazy ... I just couldn't believe it," said Rose, who was aboard the plane.
"You knew right away something wasn't normal," Rose said. "Those were sounds -- and the way the plane rocked, that huge plane -- it wasn't normal."
The collision damaged a wingtip on the Dolphins' charter. There were no injuries.
"The next thing you know we're getting off the plane," Rose said. "We've got everyone looking at the damage to the wing. And we could see the damage to the other plane, it got ripped really bad, too."
Rose also said HBO's "Hard Knocks" crew was on board and began filming the incident for the final episode, set to air next Tuesday.
The airport mishap was a fitting end to a difficult Dolphins preseason in which they finished 0-4 and have been outscored 96-43.
Rose said the team was stranded for more than three hours at the airport until they could board a replacement plane. The FAA said the charter left Dallas Fort Worth Airport at around 4 a.m.
"So tired and haven't even left Dallas yet," receiver Brian Hartline said on Twitter. "Aaaaand the rumor is we backed into another plane... On the runway #awesome! Anyone else awake?"
The replacement plane landed in South Florida safely Thursday morning around 7:30 a.m.
"8:08 am. Just got home from Dallas. Longer trip ever!" quarterback Matt Moore said on Twitter.
"Eight hour ordeal .. What a day #4thumbs down," linebacker Cameron Wake tweeted.
"This is not real life ... team plane backed into another plane right before take off," defensive end Jared Odrick tweeted.