The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is investigating a new incident, which occurred this Wednesday, in which a JetBlue plane that was preparing to travel to Puerto Rico from New York (USA) struck the tail of another plane from the same company that was parked and empty at John F. Kennedy International Airport.
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The incident occurred when flight 1603, which was headed to the Luis Muñoz Marín airport in San Juan, backed away from the boarding gate at around 7:00 a.m. local time (12:00 GMT) with no injuries reported, according to local media.
Both aircraft, Airbus 320 model, were taken out of service for inspection while the passengers of Flight 1603 were directed to another plane.
This is the second incident in a week that the FAA is investigating at the same airport, after last Friday two planes preparing for takeoff were close to colliding when an American Airlines plane crossed the runway at the moment another Delta was accelerating for takeoff.
According to the information that is known, Delta Flight 1943 aborted its takeoff when air traffic controllers noticed that an aircraft was entering the runway and managed to stop about 300 meters from the other device.
That Delta flight, with 145 passengers on board, was destined for Santo Domingo and was delayed until the next day, while the American Airlines flight, which was headed for London, took off that same night and arrived safely in the British capital.
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