A JetBlue flight from New York to Puerto Rico ran into one other aircraft within the gate space on Wednesday, the second time in a matter of days that two planes skilled an uncommon incident at JFK Airport.
Flight 1603 “got here into gentle contact with a parked unoccupied plane throughout pushback,” a JetBlue spokesman mentioned in an announcement. The aircraft returned to the gate; no accidents had been reported.
The FAA confirmed that the JetBlue aircraft struck the tail of one other JetBlue aircraft, each Airbus A320s. The company mentioned it will examine the incident, and the airline mentioned each planes would exit of service.
“JetBlue Flight 1603 struck the tail of a parked JetBlue plane whereas pushing again from the gate round 7 a.m. at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York. The flight was going to Luis Muñoz Marin International Airport in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Both plane had been Airbus 320. No accidents had been reported, and the FAA will examine,” the FAA mentioned in an announcement.
Wednesday’s incident follows an in depth name at JFK final Friday, when two planes nearly collided.
In that case, a Delta Air Lines Boeing 737 stopped its takeoff as an American Airlines flight crossed the runway. The FAA subsequently mentioned the planes had handed inside about 1,000 toes of one another.
The NTSB is investigating that incident as properly.