Two planes collide on the tarmac at JFK Airport on Saturday, March 9. According to the New York Daily News, an Air India plane hit a JetBlue plane. The Air India plane had just landed and the JetBlue plane was getting read to take off when the accident occurred. Fortunately, no one was injured in the crash.
"There were no injuries reported after the Air India plane struck the parked JetBlue aircraft around 6:20 a.m. near Terminal 4 - though about 150 passengers had to disembark," the New York Daily News reported. It is unknown exactly what happened and how much damage there was to the aircrafts.
When planes collide on a tarmac, it is presumed that there is some kind of communication error or some kind of mass confusion. An investigation is ongoing and the Port Authority is looking deeper in to the accident. This type of thing doesn't happen all that often but a cause needs to be determined to prevent accidents like this in the future.
The report was fairly brief and it is unknown where the Air India plane hit the JetBlue plane (whether it clipped the wing or actually hit the plane somewhere along the side). It is presumed that passengers on the JetBlue plane had to board a different flight.
The planes that collided on the tarmac will need to be checked over and any damage will need to be repaired.
© Effie Orfanides 2013