Published: Wed, May 09, 2018
Culture | By Margie Dunn

Truck crashes into Southwest Airlines plane at BWI

Truck crashes into Southwest Airlines plane at BWI

A Southwest Airlines plane struck a pickup truck at Baltimore-Washington International Airport, Maryland, on Monday.

Lauderdale, was pulling up to the gate when the collision occurred, per a statement released by Southwest. The condition of the truck's operator is unclear.

There were no injuries reported to the 172 passengers aboard, the FAA said. Passengers got off the plane using air stairs that are pulled to the aircraft, the aviation safety agency said.

- A problem with the flaps of a Southwest Airlines plane forced a pilot to make an emergency landing at DFW. The airline characterized the landing as "uneventful".

The truck crash is the latest of several incidents for Southwest Airlines in recent weeks.

The carrier operated Florida One, Southwest's Boeing 737-700 emblazoned with an artist's rendering of the state flag on the inaugural flight on May 6. Riordan was nearly sucked out of the window, but was saved by her co-passengers.

Oakland International Airport has been chosen by Southwest Airlines as one of the first U.S. Mainland airports to begin Southwest's nonstop service to Hawaii, officials with the Port of Oakland, which manages the airport, said.

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