Saturday, October 27, 2018

American Airlines, Boeing 737 MAX 8, N324RN: Incident occurred October 26, 2018 at LaGuardia Airport (KLGA), New York, New York

EAST ELMHURST, Queens (WABC) -- A fuel truck clipped the winglet of a plane at LaGuardia Airport Friday morning.

American Airlines Flight 1249 to Miami, with 172 passengers and six crew, was struck by the fuel truck at 6:51 a.m. at Terminal B.

No injuries were reported.

The aircraft was taken out of service, and passengers were removed from the plane.

They were put on another plane to continue their journey.

Original article can be found here ➤

QUEENS — A plane carrying 172 passengers is being inspected after its wing was clipped by a fuel truck at LaGuardia Airport Friday morning, according to Port Authority officials.

An American Airlines plane is inspected after its wing was clipped by a fuel truck on Oct. 26, 2018, Port Authority officials said. (AIR11)

Flight 1249 headed to Miami, Fla. was clipped around 6:51 a.m., Port Authority officials said.

Five crew members and 172 passengers were on board. Officials said no one was injured.

The plane did not appear damaged, footage from AIR11 showed.

The flight has been delayed while the plane is inspected, but it is expected to resume operations once given the all-clear, officials said.

All passengers and crew members were asked to leave the plane during the inspection.

No delays have been reported out of LaGuardia as a result of the incident.

Original article can be found here ➤

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