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Pics: 2 planes collide at major airport

FAA chief Steve Dickson flies a Boeing 737 MAX from Boeing Field in Seattle. (Mike Siegel/Seattle Times/TNS)
February 08, 2024

Two JetBlue airplanes collided on the tarmac of Boston’s Logan International Airport on Thursday, marking the third plane collision incident at Boston’s airport over the past year.

According to The New York Post, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) reported that Flight 777’s left winglet collided with Flight 551’s right horizontal stabilizer at roughly 6:40 a.m. while it was on the de-icing pad. The FAA is currently investigating Thursday’s collision.

Both JetBlue and the FAA confirmed the incident to Fox Business, saying, “A JetBlue aircraft entering a de-icing pad lane at Boston Logan International Airport (BOS) came into contact with another JetBlue aircraft on an adjacent de-icing pad lane, causing damage to one aircraft’s winglet and the other aircraft’s tail section.”

Pictures posted on X, formerly Twitter, show the extent of the damage caused by Thursday’s JetBlue collision.

Despite the collision, no injuries were reported from the incident. A JetBlue spokesperson informed The New York Post that both of the planes involved in the collision will be temporarily taken out of service for aircraft repairs. The spokesperson added, “Safety is JetBlue’s priority, and we will work to determine how and why this incident occurred.”

Fox Business reported that Thursday’s collision impacted JetBlue flight 551 to Orlando and JetBlue flight 777 to Las Vegas.

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Casey Cunningham, a passenger on one of the planes, posted about Thursday’s incident on social media, thanking the crew for keeping passengers informed regarding the collision.

“An eventful morning for us passengers, but really grateful for the in-flight JetBlue crew who patiently answered passengers’ questions and constantly provided updates to us on board,” she wrote. “They are quickly getting a new plane for the passengers destined for Orlando.”

NBC 10 Boston reported that Thursday’s incident was the third collision at Boston’s Logan International Airport in just one year. Two other minor collisions were reported in March and June of last year.

After Thursday’s collision, one social media user pointed to recent reports of the FAA prioritizing diversity hiring practices, stating, “We’re going to see much more of this given the DEI hiring process for air traffic controllers & other airline staff. Eventually it’s going to lead to deaths.”