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Southwest wing clips JetBlue plane at Logan

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BOSTON (WHDH) - A Southwest Airlines jet backing away from a gate at Logan Airport just after 7 a.m. Monday struck an empty parked JetBlue flight, according to Massport.

There were no injuries on board the Southwest flight and no disruption to normal operations at Logan.

“There was a little bump and the next thing I know the man beside me said ‘oh, we’re missing a wing,’” Marsha Mitchell Cardello said.

The Southwest plane's wing tip hit the horizontal stabilizer of the JetBlue plane.

Southwest flight 4552 was leaving Boston for Kansas City, and the airline said the plane would be out of service for repairs and inspections as the 108 passengers on board were redirected.

“It kind of felt like a vibration, like a jolting. The left side got stuck and we couldn’t move,” Aubin dubois said.

Both planes were reportedly damaged.

Passengers were given a voucher and rebooked for planes later in the day.

“I was glad it happened on ground and not in flight. It was an inconvenience and it was fine,” Mitchell Cardello said.

The FAA is investigating the crash and specifically focusing on what the ground crew was doing at the time of the bump.
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