Monday, June 09, 2014

Airbus A320 Jetblue and Boeing 737 Southwest Airlines: Incident occurred June 09, 2014 at Logan International Airport (KBOS), Boston, Massachusetts

Two passenger jets bumped into each other on the ground at Boston’s Logan Airport this morning and no injuries were reported to 108 passengers and crew, according to Massport and Southwest Airlines. 

The incident involved a Southwest Airlines aircraft, preparing to depart for Kansas City, that was being pushed back from its gate at Terminal E, Massport said. The left winglet of the Southwest Boeing 737 struck the right horizontal stabilizer of a JetBlue A-320 aircraft, Massport spokesman Matthew Brelis said.

The JetBlue aircraft,which was parked at Gate 11 at Terminal C, was empty and did not sustain any damage, according to Massport.

In a statement, Southwest said 108 passengers were on board Flight 4552 and that the airline was working to re-route them on other flights. The aircraft was taken out of service for repairs and will be inspected, Southwest said in an emailed statement.

The incident took place around 7:08 a.m. today, officials said.

No injuries were reported.

The ground incident did not impact flight operations, Massport said.

The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating, the FAA said.


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