Sunday, January 20, 2013

Wind Blows United Airlines Boeing 737 into Fuel Tanker at Buffalo Niagara International Airport (KBUF), New York

CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y. - A United Airlines Boeing 737 was damaged after strong winds moved the nose of the plane into a fuel tanker at the Buffalo Niagara International Airport early Sunday morning.

A spokesperson from the NFTA tells 2 on Your Side that no passengers or airline staff were on board when the plane struck the fuel tanker at 4:15 a.m.  

A witness emailed photos of the accident to Channel 2.

The NFTA spokesperson added that both the plane and the fuel tanker were owned by United Airlines and that there were no leaks in the tanker. 

Our partners at The Weather Channel posted a series of photos of the accident as well.


Blown by Strong Winds, Airliner Hits Fuel Tank

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