A Delta Airlines flight collided with another plane while taxiing from its gate at Boston’s Logan Airport. The wing tip struck another plane while it was backing up. See the images here.
A passenger on Delta’s flight DL458 tweeted out images of an accident involving the plane she was on when it collided with another Delta jet while in the taxi phase of its departure Friday evening. Samantha Butler, a UCLA professor, was traveling from Boston’s Logan International Airport (BOS) when her flight started backing up only to collide with another plane.
The Boeing 757 struck a nearby parked CRJ-900 according to WCBV news. Both planes were Delta jets.
She later tweeted, “The Delta pilot just backed the plane into another plane. Like it was rush hour or something. And no, he didn’t apologize. Didn’t even sound embarrassed.” A subsequent tweet noted that Delta had offered passengers a $15 voucher for food.
All’s well that ends well when their flight did finally take off and make it safely to its final destination after Delta Airlines found another plane. Butler was quick to note that it was the tug driver who caused the accident and not the pilot.
According to Boston 25 News, Delta issued a statement noting, “We apologize to our customers for the inconvenience and delay in their travel plans following minor, low-speed contact of Delta flight 458 with Endeavor flight 5488, operating as a Delta Connection. All customers and crew members deplaned safely and normally.”
Aren’t planes pushed back from the jet bridge. So this would be the ground staffs fault?