PIX Now Afternoon Edition 11-6-2023
SFO — Officials at San Francisco International Airport confirmed on Monday that a JetBlue flight was delayed after the aircraft collided with a moving vehicle on the tarmac, but there were no injuries reported.
The SFO duty manager told KPIX the accident happened Monday afternoon just after 4 p.m., saying that the JetBlue aircraft bound for Boston taxied back to the gate and the passengers were unloaded.
A traveler posted video on social media purporting to be the aftermath of the incident.
“Not everyday your plane is delayed to Dubai because the JetBlue across the tarmac gets hit by a service truck,” the post from X user Keith Koo (@techmaven_keith) read.
Not everyday your plane✈️ is delayed to Dubai 🇦🇪 because the Jet Blue ✈️ across the tarmac gets hit by a service truck truck 🛻 🤯.
I’m glad that the Jet Blue plane had only just left the terminal. #flying #sfo #svin pic.twitter.com/6h5lb2DF4u
— Keith Koo – 柯凱澤 (@techmaven_keith) November 7, 2023
The duty manager said there was no word on what kind of damage was sustained by the jet. SFO said all the JetBlue passengers on the plane have gotten their luggage and were being rebooked on other flights.
JetBlue released a statement about the incident Monday evening.
“On Monday, November 6, JetBlue flight 534 was involved in an incident with a pushback tractor just after pushing back from the gate. All customers have deplaned and are being offered alternate flight options,” the statement read. “No injuries were reported. Safety is JetBlue’s first priority; we are reviewing this incident, and the aircraft has been taken out of service for inspection.”
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