JetBlue: Plane at JFK made 'light contact' with unoccupied, parked aircraft

The incident happened around 7 a.m. as the aircraft was pushing back from the gate, the FAA says. No injuries were reported.

News 12 Staff

Jan 18, 2023, 2:26 PM

Updated 488 days ago

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The Federal Aviation Administration says a JetBlue plane struck the tail of another parked JetBlue plane at John F. Kennedy International Airport this morning.
The incident happened around 7 a.m. as the aircraft was pushing back from the gate, the FAA says. JetBlue described the incident as "light contact."
No injuries were reported. JetBlue says the first plane had scheduled service to San Juan, while the parked aircraft was unoccupied. The flight to San Juan returned to the gate, and the flight was to be assigned to another plane, according to JetBlue.
"Safety is JetBlue’s first priority, and both aircraft involved will be taken out of service for inspection and the incident will be investigated," JetBlue said in a statement.
The situation follows a close call at JFK Friday between a plane crossing a runway and another preparing for takeoff.


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