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Plane strikes pickup truck while being towed into hangar at Logan Airport

An American Airlines plane struck an unoccupied pickup truck on Saturday night at Logan International Airport in Boston, officials said.

The Airbus A319 made contact with the truck, which also belongs to American Airlines, around 9:45 p.m., while the plane was being backed into a cargo hangar for overnight parking, according to statements provided by State Police and the Federal Aviation Administration. The truck was damaged, as was the engine of the plane, according to State Police.

There were no travelers aboard the plane and no passengers in the truck when the crash occurred, and no injuries were reported, American Airlines said in a statement. The airplane has been taken out of service for inspection and repair, according to American Airlines.


The FAA will investigate the incident. No further information was immediately available.

The crash follows a string of safety issues at the airport that have led to FAA investigations in recent months.

On Sept. 11, a United Airlines flight had to abort its landing at Logan because a plane that had landed was still on the runway, officials said.

An air traffic controller told the pilot of United Airlines Flight 2267 “to perform a go-around” at about 10:45 p.m., the FAA said in a statement. A “go-around” occurs when a flight is forced to abort its landing because of concerns it may not be able to land safely, according to the San Francisco International Airport.

In February, a private jet took off from Logan without permission, nearly colliding with a JetBlue plane that was trying to land, the National Transportation Safety Board said in April. Investigators faulted the actions of the crew aboard the LearJet, operated by Hop-A-Jet, a private charter company based in Florida.

Then, on March 6, the wing of one United plane clipped the wing of a second United plane at an adjacent gate as the first plane pulled away from the terminal, airline officials said.


In June, a United Airlines flight clipped the tail of a Delta plane, the airlines said in statements reported by

On Aug. 14, an American Airlines flight out of Logan had to abort its takeoff after a close call with a Spirit Airlines plane. “The controller canceled the takeoff clearance for the American Airlines Boeing 737 out of an abundance of caution,” the FAA said.

Material from prior Globe stories was used in this report.

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