A major disaster was averted at Boston Logan Airport after two planes collided during taxi maneuvers.
According to the Daily Caller, A United Airlines plane struck a parked Delta Airlines plane at a slow rate of speed. The United Airlines aircraft was en route to the Boston tarmac when the collision occurred.
United 737 MAX collides with a Delta A321 at Boston-Logan Airport. The Delta A321 was parked at the time and the United 737 was traveling at low speed resulting in only minor damage.
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Delta confirmed that its plane was parked at the airport, waiting to take off to Detroit.
“While there are no reported injuries to our customers or crew on Delta flight 1657, the aircraft came into contact with another aircraft while awaiting takeoff clearance on the Logan Airfield,” a spokesperson for Delta said. “Delta teams are working to get customers to their final destinations tonight, and we apologize for the delay.”
United Airlines spokesperson confirmed in a statement that the United plane —a Boeing 737 MAX 9 plane— clipped the tail of Delta Airlines aircraft.
“Customers on the United aircraft deplaned normally at the gate, and we will rebook them onto other flights,” the statement from United said. United added there were 128 paying flyers on the plane bound for Newark Airport.
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The spokesperson confirmed that there were 128 passengers aboard the United flight, an Airbus A321 aircraft.
One family who witnessed the entire incident aboard the United Aircraft said they felt the planes bumping together. The family, whose children took out their phones and began recording the incident, described the incident as “a little bit scary.”
“We were driving through the tarmac and I saw this other plane stationary and we were just driving and it hit the other plane,” Daniel Fredrickson said. “I knew it was going to happen. So I caught it on video.”
Fredrickson told WCVB that passengers remained at the location for about an hour, taking pictures of both planes. According to WCVB, several emergency vehicles responded to the scene.