Jumbo Clips Small Jet at Boston Airport; 1 Hurt

Jumbo Clips Small Jet at Boston Airport; 1 Hurt


A Boeing 767 operated by Delta Air Lines clipped a smaller regional jet Thursday night at Boston’s Logan Airport.

Delta Flight 266 was carrying 204 passengers and 11 crew members, MassPort spokesperson Phil Orlandella said, and was scheduled to fly to Amsterdam.

Flight 266 was taxiing for departure when its left wing clipped the tail of the regional jet, Jim Peters, a spokesperson for the FAA-New England Region, told msnbc.com.

The regional jet, Atlantic Southeast Flight 4904, was carrying 74 passengers and three crew members and was scheduled to travel to Raleigh, N.C.

One person was complaining of neck pain, and was taken to a local hospital for treatment, Peters said.

The 767 was able to taxi back to the terminal under its own power. Passengers on the regional jet were bused back, and the aircraft was towed off the taxiway, Peters said.

“Both aircraft have been removed from service for inspections and passengers are currently being reaccommodated on other aircraft,” Delta said in a statement obtained by WHDH, the NBC News affiliate in Boston.

Both planes sustained damage, though the extent of the damage is not yet known.

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