- Associated Press - Monday, March 14, 2016

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Authorities say a pickup ran into a parked jet at Philadelphia International Airport, sending the truck’s driver to the hospital.

Airport spokeswoman Mary Flannery said the Air Wisconsin regional jet was struck just before 1 p.m. Monday at a gate at Terminal F.

No passengers or crew were aboard the aircraft. Flannery said the truck was driven by an airport vendor and was authorized to be on the tarmac.

Both the aircraft and the truck were damaged. The jet was taken out of service, and a replacement plane was assigned for a flight to Cincinnati.

The truck driver was taken to a hospital. There was no immediate word about his condition.


This story has been corrected to remove language saying the Air Wisconsin jet was flown by American Eagle.

Sign up for Daily Newsletters

Copyright © 2019 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times welcomes your comments on Spot.im, our third-party provider. Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.


Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide