January 31, 2023

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Collision between 2 planes on runway at JFK

Less than a week after another incident on the runway at JFK Airport in New York, a JetBlue flight collided with another plane on the ground.

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Last Friday, when an American Airlines flight veered off course, a Delta flight had to brake for takeoff. The incident was described as horrifying by passengers on board, and the flight was cancelled.

This morning (Wednesday), a JetBlue flight bound for Puerto Rico crashed into an empty plane around 7:00 a.m. Wednesday.

At the time of the incident, the aircraft was being pushed by a pushback tractor and was preparing to take off.

The Airbus A320 collided with another Airbus of the same company which was parked.

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The departing flight must return to the boarding gate. No injuries were reported in the incident, but the aircraft was taken out of service.

In a statement, a JetBlue spokesperson said the San Juan-bound flight “came into light contact with a parked drone during pushback.”

The incident remains under investigation by the FAA.

The flight was scheduled to depart at 6:00 am and finally at 7:50 the passengers boarded the new flight.

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