NEW YORK – A JetBlue plane en route from New York to Puerto Rico lightly brushed another aircraft in the gate area Wednesday, the second incident in days that two planes have had this type of unusual incident at JFK airport. .
Flight 1603 “came into light contact with a parked unoccupied aircraft during pushback,” a JetBlue spokesperson said in a statement. The plane returned to the departure gate; no injuries were reported.
In the JetBlue statement, it was further detailed that the flight was assigned to another aircraft and both aircraft involved were withdrawn from service for inspection.
The FAA confirmed that the JetBlue plane struck the tail of another JetBlue plane, both Airbus A320s. The agency said it would investigate the incident.
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“JetBlue Flight 1603 struck the tail of a parked JetBlue plane while backing out of the gate around 7 am at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York. The flight was headed to Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Both aircraft were Airbus 320s. No injuries were reported and the FAA will investigate,” the FAA said in a statement.
Wednesday’s incident follows another event at JFK last Friday, when two planes nearly collided.
In that case, a Delta Air Lines Boeing 737 stopped takeoff when an American Airlines flight crossed the runway. The FAA later said the planes had passed within about 1,000 feet of each other.
The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is also investigating that incident.