MENU

      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.

      component-story-more_media_horiz-v1-01
      FOLLOW US ON TWITTER