The moment a United plane collided with a Delta plane on the tarmac at Boston’s Logan Airport – as all passengers were forced to deplane and rebook the flight
Video posted online showed a United Airlines plane backing up to a Delta flight on the tarmac at Boston’s Logan Airport, a United Airlines spokesman confirmed that its winglet grazed the tail end of the other plane, both flights bound for Detroit with passengers on board were rebooked on other planes. .
Passengers on a Delta flight were caught on camera the moment a United Airlines plane collided with their plane at Boston’s Logan Airport – forcing all passengers to get off the plane and rebook their tickets.
The two-car collision occurred Friday afternoon while a parked Delta plane was waiting to take off for Detroit.
Video posted online showed the United plane slowly backing up to the Delta plane, an airline spokesperson confirmed to WCVB as its winglet grazed the tail end of the other plane.
‘United customers landed normally at the gate and we will rebook them on another flight,’ a United spokesman said, adding that the flight to Newark, New Jersey, had 128 passengers on board.
Passengers on the Delta flight were also rebooked on another flight that arrived an hour later, and the airline apologized for the inconvenience to customers with pizza orders, one passenger wrote online.
A United Airlines flight backed up, scraped the wing of a Detroit-bound Delta flight Friday afternoon at Boston’s Logan Airport.
Another passenger, Daniel Frederickson, pulled out his cellphone as the United flight approached.
‘We were driving on the tarmac, and I saw this other plane stationary and it hit the other plane,’ the boy, who was traveling in Brazil with his family, told a local news station.
‘I knew it was going to happen, so I captured it on video.’
In the footage, Daniel can be heard saying, ‘It won’t happen, it won’t happen, it won’t happen,’ as the United flight slowly returns to the wing of the Delta plane.
‘Oh, it happened,’ says another child as the two planes collide.
Daniel said he could ‘feel the planes bumping together’ and said the experience was ‘a bit scary’.
Emergency vehicles rushed to the scene after the crash, while other footage showed fire rescue crews on the tarmac.
Fortunately, no injuries were reported, and the United Airlines plane was slowly brought back to the airport about half an hour later, according to a video posted on Twitter by passenger Alex Wilson.
He shared that the passengers were all rebooked on another flight that was scheduled to depart exactly an hour later, and posted a photo of Delta crew members serving pizza to passengers in an attempt to apologize for the inconvenience.
Wilson said passengers were in ‘good spirits’ after the crash, tweeting: ‘Thank you Delta for the professionalism and quick rebooking.’
Newstimesuk.com has reached out to Delta for more information on how many passengers were on that flight and the extent of the damage.
The collision at Logan comes just months after two United planes collided at the airport.
In that case, a plane was being pushed backwards from its bay and its right wing fouled the rear horizontal stabilizer of the side plane.
“Earlier today while backing out of its gate at Boston Logan, the wing of a United aircraft contacted the wing of another United aircraft parked at an adjacent gate,” United Airlines said in a statement.
In that case all passengers were rebooked on different flights.
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