Planes Clip Each Other Taxing at Boston’s Logan Airport

Planes Clip Each Other Taxiing at Boston's Logan Airport

Planes Clip Each Other Taxiing at Boston's Logan Airport

A pair of commercial passenger planes clipped each other while taxiing at Boston Logan International Airport, possibly injuring one person.

Both planes suffered damage in the 7:30 p.m. incident, according to Massport, an agency that manages Logan Airport.

One plane was a 767 jet operated directly by Delta and the second was a smaller plane operated by America Southeast Airlines as a regional carrier for Delta, according to The Associated Press.

“While taxiing out for departure, the wing from Flight 266 from Boston to Amsterdam made contact with the vertical stabilizer of ASA Flight 4904, also on departure from Boston to Raleigh-Durham, [N.C.],” Delta said in a prepared statement this evening.

“Flight 266 returned to the gate and passengers deplaned without incident,” the statement continued. “Passengers on ASA Flight 4904 deplaned and were transported by bus to the terminal. Both aircraft have been removed from service for inspections and passengers are currently being re-accommodated on other aircraft.”

A passenger was taken to a hospital for precautionary reasons, a Massport official said. ABC News Radio affiliate WBZ-AM reported a person involved in the incident complained of neck pain.

There were 204 passengers and 11 crew members on the Delta 767, according to ABC News Boston affiliate WCVB, and 74 passengers and three crew members on the second plane chartered by Delta.

The National Transportation Safety Board will be pulling the black box recorders from the planes and getting crew statements as it investigates the incident.

Source: /abcnews.go.com



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