Delta Planes Collide On Taxiway At Logan Airport
BOSTON — Update: The National Transportation Safety Board has joined the investigation into an accident between two jets at Boston’s Logan International Airport.
An agency spokesman said Friday the NTSB gets involved when an “incident” is upgraded to an “accident” because of either a loss of life or severe property damage. The NTSB and the Federal Aviation Administration will work in conjunction with each other on the investigation.
FAA investigators are taking a more detailed look at two jets Friday after the wing of a large moving passenger jet clipped the tail of a smaller stationary aircraft on a taxiway Thursday. Both were taken out of service.
Local TV footage show the crash sheared off the tip of the Delta Boeing 767 and crumpled part of the smaller plane’s tail.
Logan spokesman Phil Orlandella said one person is complaining of neck pain after the crash.
There were no other injuries.
The incident involved Delta Flight 266 from Boston to Amsterdam, which hit the vertical stabilizer of Atlantic Southeast Airlines Flight 4904, also on departure from Boston to Raleigh-Durham, Delta spokesman Trebor Banstetter said. There were 204 passengers and 11 crew on the larger plane, 74 passengers and three crew on the smaller craft.
Investigators were talking to crew and passengers of both aircraft, trying to figure out the circumstances surrounding the crash, Orlandella said.
The Delta jet returned to the gate and ASA passengers were transported by bus to the terminal.
One person was treated at a hospital.
Passengers described feeling a sharp jolt, followed by screaming and crying.