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Runway mishap delays Kansas City-bound flight

Mishap delays flight to Kansas City


A Southwest Airlines jet, bound for Kansas City, was backing away from a gate when it struck a stationary JetBlue Airways plane at Boston's Logan International airport. No injuries were reported.


An airport spokesman says the Boeing 737 was backing away from the gate just after 7 a.m. Monday when its left wingtip struck the right horizontal stabilizer of the JetBlue Airbus 320.


No one was aboard the JetBlue aircraft.


A Southwest spokesman says the 108 passengers aboard the 737 were placed on other flights. The jet was taken out of service.


A picture posted on WFXT-TV's website showed a gouge out of the Southwest jet's wingtip, the vertical part at the end of the wing.


Airport spokesman Matthew Brelis says Logan operations weren't affected.


A Federal Aviation Administration spokeswoman says the incident is under investigation.

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