JetBlue planes crash into boarding area – NBC New York

A JetBlue flight from New York to Puerto Rico struck another plane in the gate area on Wednesday, the second time in days that two planes experienced an unusual incident at JFK airport.

Flight 1603 “came into light contact with an unoccupied parked aircraft during the pushback,” a JetBlue spokesperson said in a statement. The plane returned to the gate; no injuries were reported.

The FAA has confirmed that the JetBlue aircraft struck the tail of another JetBlue aircraft, both Airbus A320s. The agency said it would investigate the incident and the airline said both planes would be out of service.

“JetBlue Flight 1603 struck the tail of a parked JetBlue aircraft while pushing back the gate at around 7 a.m. at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York City. The flight was heading to Luis International Airport. Muñoz Marin of San Juan, Puerto Rico. Both were Airbus 320s. No injuries were reported and the FAA will investigate,” the FAA said in a statement.

Wednesday’s incident follows a close call at JFK last Friday when two planes nearly collided.

In this case, a Delta Air Lines Boeing 737 aborted its takeoff as an American Airlines flight crossed the runway. The FAA later said the planes passed about 1,000 feet apart.

The NTSB is also investigating this incident.


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