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US planes collide on taxiway at Boston airport

Last Updated: Friday, July 15, 2011 - 12:08

Boston: The wing of a Delta jet clipped the
tail of an aircraft that provides regional air service for the
carrier while both planes were on the taxiway and preparing to
fly out of Boston, forcing officials to remove them from
service for inspections.

Local TV footage show the crash, that took place
yesterday evening, sheared off the tip of the Delta Boeing 767
and crumpled part of the smaller plane`s tail.

Boston Logan International Airport spokesman Phil
Orlandella said one person is complaining of neck pain after
the crash.

There were no other injuries.

The incident involved Delta Flight 266 from Boston to
Amsterdam which hit the vertical stabiliser of Atlantic
Southeast Airlines Flight 4904, also on departure from Boston
to Raleigh-Durham, Delta spokesman Trebor Banstetter said.

Investigators were talking to crew and passengers of
both aircraft, trying to figure out the circumstances
surrounding the crash, Orlandella said.

The Delta jet returned to the gate and ASA passengers
were transported by bus to the terminal.

Atlanta-based Delta says both aircraft have been removed
from service for inspections. Passengers are being put on
other planes.


First Published: Friday, July 15, 2011 - 12:08
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