Delta and Atlantic Southeast Incident at Logan (BOS)

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  1. Kaanapali
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    "Authorities today are investigating the collision of two commercial passenger aircraft on a runway at Boston's Logan International Airport. One minor injury was reported.
    One of the planes involved in the 7:30 p.m. incident Thursday was a 767 Delta Airlines jet, while the second was a smaller plane operated by America Southeast Airlines, a regional carrier for Delta, according to a statement released by Delta. The wing tip of the jumbo jet was sliced apart and the tail of the regional airplane was badly mangled.​
    "We definitely felt a jolt when the planes collided, but it wasn't, I don't know it was violent, nobody was like thrown forward in their seats or anything. We all just -- there was a general gasp," passenger Megina Bake, who was on the 767 jet, told ABC News.​
    The regional jet apparently turned onto a taxiway perpendicular to the taxiway that the Delta 767 was traveling on. The pilots of the Delta 767 may have thought they had room to maneuver around the smaller plane -- though is now evident that they did not........​
    Both jets had been preparing for take off -- the Delta 767 for Amsterdam, with over 200 passengers on board, while the Delta regional jet was bound for Raleigh-Durham N.C., with some 74 passengers aboard.​
    "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, [N.C.]," Delta said in a prepared statement.​
    "Flight 266 returned to the gate and passengers deplaned without incident," the statement continued. "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 re-accommodated on other aircraft."​
    A passenger was taken to a hospital for precautionary reasons, according to an official for Massport, an agency that manages Logan Airport.​
    The National Transportation Safety Board will be pulling the black box recorders from the planes and getting crew statements as it investigates the incident."​
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  2. MSPeconomist
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    There's a thread on this in the Newsstand forum that was started yesterday by tom911. GenevaFlyer also started a thread on this incident several hours before this one, also in the DL forum.
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    I think this one is better :D
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