A JetBlue flight parked and loading in passengers at Logan International Airport was hit by an unmanned car this morning, WHDH reported.
No injuries have been reported.
JetBlue flight 891 was destined to take off for Tampa, Florida, at 6:45 a.m., but a car used to provide fuel to planes had its own agenda.
“Big jolt – the plane went up and down. I was in front. The captain jumped up and [originally] said they thought it was a landing gear collapse but then they quickly realized we were hit,” David Siles, a passenger on the flight, told CBS Boston in an email.
“The issue was the truck driver got out, and the vehicle re-engaged and rolled forward or was never in park. The baggage crew working the flight worked fast to stop the truck from rolling further and causing any more damage.”
However, the car seemed to cause enough damage to ground the flight.
The passengers have reportedly been redirected to a new flight to Tampa.
All reboarded on replacement @JetBlue flight 891 from BOS to TPA. Second time is a charm. ✈️🌴☀️— David Siles (@dsiles) February 12, 2016
The incident is currently under investigation and the airline has yet to release a statement on the matter.
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