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Planes Collide On Taxiway At Logan Airport

BOSTON (CBS) - An investigation was underway after two jets collided on a taxiway at Logan Airport around 7:30 on Thursday night.

The wing of a Delta jet clipped the tail of an aircraft that provides regional air service for the carrier while both planes were on the taxiway awaiting their instructions for takeoff.

A Massport spokesman says flight 266 to Raleigh-Durham was sitting in front of flight 266 Boston to Amsterdam when the collission occurred, the left wing of the 767 hitting the tail of the much smaller plane.

One female passenger complaining of neck pain was transported to the hospital as a precaution.  The rest of the passengers were bussed to the terminal while Delta helped them make arrangements for other flights.

WBZ-TV's Beth Germano reports

Logan Airport Collision
This Delta 767 damaged its wing when it clipped a Delta regional jet Thursday night at Logan Airport.

No other flights were disrupted as planes were moved to other taxiways.  There were 204 passengers on the flight to Amsterdam, and 74 on the flight to Raleigh.

The passengers that were headed to Raleigh were being put up in hotels for the night.

WBZ-TV's Jim Armstrong spoke to passengers

The FAA and the NTSB will now investigate, interviewing the Delta crews, passengers, and listening to the audiotapes.

Delta released the following statement about the incident:

"While taxiing out for departure, the wing from Flight 266 from Boston to Amsterdam made contact with the vertical stabilizer of ASA Flight 4904, also on departure from Boston to Raleigh-Durham. Flight 266 returned to the gate and passengers deplaned without incident. Passengers on ASA Flight 4904 deplaned and were transported by bus to the terminal. Both aircraft have been removed from service for inspections and passengers are currently being reacommodated on other aircraft."

WBZ-TV's Beth Germano contributed to this report.

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