On Wednesday, a plane bound for Puerto Rico hit an unoccupied plane parked on the tarmac at JFK Airplane. JetBlue Flight 1603 was preparing to taxi ahead of take-off when it bumped into the empty plane. This marks the second close-call this week at one of the nation’s busiest airports. Fortunately, no one was injured but passengers were forced to disembark as both planes were put out of service. Prior to these incidents the airline industry had already been grappling with the fallout of a computer error that led to a 90-minute standstill of all outbound U.S. flights.
News Brief: Close-calls at JFK this Week Signal Rough Start for Airline Industry in 2023
September 1, 2021