Friday, September 23, 2011

Baggage cart collides with plane at Philadelphia International Airport (KPHL), Pennsylvania.

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - September 23, 2011 -- Officials say a baggage cart disconnected from the tug that was pulling it and crashed into a plane wing at Philadelphia International Airport.

A U.S. Airways spokesman says the accident happened shortly before noon Friday as the Richmond, Va.-bound U.S. Airways Express flight was getting ready to leave the gate. The plane has been taken out of service and none of the 48 passengers and three crew members was hurt.

The spokesman, Todd Lehmacher, says the baggage cart was being pulled in the area when it somehow became disconnected from its tug and struck the plane's left wingtip.

Lehmacher says the passengers were quickly put on another plane and the damaged aircraft was taken out of service.

An airport spokeswoman says no other flights were disrupted.

The scheduled 11:40 a.m. flight eventually took off for Virginia at 12:45 p.m.

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