KC-bound jet involved in tarmac accident in Boston

JetBlue Airways Corporation

BOSTON (AP) — A Southwest Airlines jet backing away from a gate at Boston’s Logan International Airport has struck a stationary JetBlue Airways plane, but no injuries have been reported.

An airport spokesman says the Kansas City-bound Boeing 737 was backing away from the gate just after 7 a.m. Monday when its left wingtip struck the right horizontal stabilizer of the JetBlue Airbus 320. No one was aboard the JetBlue aircraft.

A picture posted on WFXT-TV’s website showed a gouge out of the Southwest jet’s wingtip, the vertical part at the end of the wing.

Airport spokesman Matthew Brelis says there was no impact on airport operations and the Federal Aviation Administration has been notified.

An FAA spokeswoman says the incident is under investigation.

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