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Southwest Plane Collides With JetBlue Plane At Logan Airport

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BOSTON (CBS) — A Southwest plane collided with a JetBlue plane at Logan Airport, Monday morning.

A Southwest plane pushed back into a JetBlue plane. (Courtesy: Malcolm McRoberts)

A Southwest plane pushed back into a JetBlue plane. (Courtesy: Malcolm McRoberts)

The Southwest plane, headed to Kansas City, hit the empty JetBlue plane while it was pushing back from the gate.

Southwest passengers tell WBZ-TV’s Sera Congi, they could feel a “bump” and “vibration” when the plane struck the other aircraft. Another passenger told WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Carl Stevens, that she was “glad it happened on the ground.”

“We had just boarded the plane and the plane was backing out and we felt a little bump,” one woman said. “Next thing I knew, the man beside me said ‘Oh, we’re missing a wing.'”

WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Carl Stevens reports

 

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“At 7:08 this morning, a Southwest aircraft was pushing back from the gate when the wingtip struck the horizontal stabilizer of an empty parked JetBlue aircraft. There were no injuries and no impact to airport operations,” MassPort said in a statement.

There is some damage to both planes. The passengers on the Southwest plane were taken off the plane and escorted to a secure area in the gate to be re-booked, according to WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Carl Stevens.

“Our employees are working to get the 108 customers scheduled on the flight to Kansas City re-accommodated on other flights to complete their journey. The aircraft is out of service for repairs and inspections,” Southwest Airlines said in a statement to WBZ-TV.

The FAA is now investigating the collision.

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