JetBlue Plane Clipped By Tractor-Trailer, One Hurt

Posted Apr 20th 2011 09:30 AMUpdated Apr 20th 2011 09:33 AM

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A tractor-trailer clipped a JetBlue plane that had just arrived from For Myers, Florida on Tuesday at Boston's Logan Airport, CNN reports.

The plane, which had 139 passengers on board, was parked at the gate and deplaning when it was struck at around 4:17 pm.

A 90-year old woman was treated at Massachusetts General Hospital after she injured her leg when she fell from her wheelchair during the incident, Massachusetts State Police said in a statement.

No other injuries were reported. A JetBlue employee was cited for failing to stay with the truck in the incident.

This isn't the first time something along these lines has happened: Earlier this month, an Air France Airbus 380, the world's largest plane, clipped the wing of a smaller jet at New York's JFK airport, causing the smaller plane to spin.

The incident was caught on tape, causing an internet sensation.

WATCH the video below:


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Steve

As a Christian private pilot, I say wake up to certain people, and realize you can't live life in this world without risk.

I've known more than one person who died at home on their couch from a fatal heart attack, no jetBlue jet, tractor-trailer, or Airbus involved.

April 21 2011 at 2:14 AM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply
mikie walker

what is going on here.this nis why i dont fly.

April 21 2011 at 1:01 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Zzyzx

I assume airplanes clip expected vehicles all the time?

April 20 2011 at 11:59 PM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply
realcoolguytoo

the RAY
I look in awe and disbelief at all the ignorant stupidity in the world. And I will bet that most of you do not know what I am talking about.

Yes, Not ALL of us are stupid!.. SOME of us know EXACTLY what you're talking about when your talking about STUPIDITY! YOU!.. I would also like to add that you are an arrogent, condensending JERK!

April 20 2011 at 11:08 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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ROCKCRUSHER

HIGH FIVE ! ! !

April 21 2011 at 12:04 AM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply
the RAY

I look in awe and disbelief at all the ignorant stupidity in the world. And I will bet that most of you do not know what I am talking about.

April 20 2011 at 10:51 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Billy

Too many people reading the first line only. The plane was parked at the jetway, and passengers were unloading (deplaning?) when it was hit by the truck. Read the complete article please people.

April 20 2011 at 10:31 PM Report abuse +4 rate up rate down Reply
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Bruce

Forget the article-- look at the video! The smaller plane was nowhere NEAR a jetway at the time it was hit, though it may have been preparing to move into such a space. There is NO WAY that a plance properly parked at a jetway could be hit by ANY plane on a marked taxi-way. Otherwise, it would happen every time a jumbo went by. In addition to reading and watching, please also apply a little bit of common sense when interpreting one of these "we're never wrong" Internet postings. Most people can't find their butt with both hands when it comes to actually discerning the truth...

April 21 2011 at 12:42 AM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
normank940

the pilot was a teenager that did well in the simulator.

April 20 2011 at 10:23 PM Report abuse -2 rate up rate down Reply
judreir

WAS THE TRUCK DRIVER BLACK OR REGULAR ?

April 20 2011 at 10:17 PM Report abuse -6 rate up rate down Reply
rwallerfam5

I have no idea what incident the article is talking about but that video has nothing to do with a "tractor-trailer" and everything to do with the larger plane striking the tail end of the smaller plane. The only tractor-trailer in the video is moving toward the camera and would have produced an impact that would have spun the plane in the opposite direction.

April 20 2011 at 10:10 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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Vic

If you read the whole article it says earilier this month the jumbo jet clipped the little jet. It just happened to be on a video. Read the whole story..

April 20 2011 at 11:31 PM Report abuse +5 rate up rate down Reply
DAN & DIANE

why wasnt the old lady strapped in.she probibly had a cup of mcdonalds coffee she spilled as well.

April 20 2011 at 10:10 PM Report abuse -2 rate up rate down Reply

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