Delta Aircraft Involved in 3 Low-Speed Collisions in a 24-Hour Period at JFK

By Paul Riegler on 18 August 2017
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The National Transportation Safety Board said Thursday that it was investigating three separate incidents at John F. Kennedy International Airport that resulted in low-speed collisions involving Delta Air Lines’ aircraft.

The incidents took place in a period of less than 24 hours this week at the New York airport. One injury was reported.

The first incident occurred on August 15 at 7:12 p.m., when a Delta Boeing 737 clipped an American Airlines Boeing 757 while both were taxiing out for departure.

The flight returned to the gate, the airline said, and passengers were eventually placed on another aircraft. No injuries were reported, according to the Federal Aviation Administration.

The second incident took place the following day at 4:30 p.m. as a ground crew was directing a Delta Connection regional jet, operated by Endeavor Air, to its gate. The plane’s left wing struck the right wing of a Delta Connection plane operated by GoJet Airlines that was parked at the gate.

One hour later, the third incident, involving a Delta MD-88, took place when it hit a truck while being towed into a ramp area. The driver of the tug was treated at a hospital and subsequently released according to a statement by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.

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