Truck strikes jet at Logan Airport

A pickup truck hit a Southwest plane at Logan on Monday, March, 16, 2015. (Photo: Cara Strobel / @Cara_Theresa)

BOSTON (AP) – No injuries were reported when a pickup truck struck an empty jet at Boston’s Logan International Airport.

A spokeswoman for the airport says the truck made contact with the Southwest jet at about 4 a.m. Monday. The jet was empty and parked at a gate.

The spokeswoman could not say why the pickup was on the tarmac, but Southwest said the truck belonged to another carrier. The jet was taken out of service.

As a result, Southwest Flight 771 to Atlanta with 119 customers was delayed about 2 1/2 hours.

The airport spokeswoman says the incident remains under investigation and no one has been cited. It was too early to say whether snow and ice on the ground played a factor.

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