The 11-year-old aircraft, with registration N834NN and performing flight AA1005 to Nassau Lynden Pindling International Airport, Bahamas, was taxing away from the gate, as it turned left to the taxiway the left-wing leading edge hit the light pole.
An investigation has been started to determine the exact cause of the incident, but it is likely to be put down to pilot error in misjudging the turn. In the below CCTV video, you can see exactly what happened.
American Airlines has confirmed to NBCDFW that no passengers were injured, the aircraft returned to the gate and the passengers were transferred to an Airbus A321. As of today, 4 days after the incident, the aircraft remains on the ground in DFW, remember that this airport is a major base for AA. It is possible to see in the Twitter photos that the aircraft has sustained major damage and that the pole has collapsed completely.
Cover Image by: @Aero_Magazine