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Southwest, JetBlue Involved in “Fender Bender” at Logan International

The Southwest plane sustained some wingtip damage


Two passenger jets belonging to Southwest Airlines (LUV)  and JetBlue Airways (JBLU) made physical contact with each other at Boston’s Logan International Airport on Monday morning.

Southwest Airlines LUV
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The incident happen just after 7 a.m.. The wingtip of a Southwest Boeing (BA) 737 preparing to take off for Kansas City hit the right horizontal stabilizer of an Airbus 320 operated by JetBlue. The Southwest plane had been backing away from the gate at the time of contact, the Associated Press notes.

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An image of the Southwest plane showed damage to its wing tip. The plane has been sent for repairs. The airport is operating normally.

No one was reported injured in the incident. The JetBlu plane was empty at the time of the impact. Passengers from the Southwest plane were reassigned to other flights.

In Monday morning trading, LUV stock slipped slightly, while JBLU shares fell more than 1%.

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