Published: Thu, May 10, 2018
Economy | By Shawn Conner

Southwest plane collides with pickup truck at Baltimore airport

Southwest plane collides with pickup truck at Baltimore airport

Southwest Airlines added another important transcontinental route to its growing list of cities available nonstop from Mineta San Jose International Airport (SJC) on May 6, with an inaugural flight to Orlando. Some reports said fire crews were assisting the passengers disembark the plane, while the pickup truck remains stuck underneath the jet.

Officials are still investigating what caused the collision.

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No one on the plane, or in the truck, was injured.

The truck crash is the latest of several incidents for Southwest Airlines in recent weeks. The plane landed safely and there were no injuries, according to The Associated Press.

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The carrier operated Florida One, Southwest's Boeing 737-700 emblazoned with an artist's rendering of the state flag on the inaugural flight on May 6.

The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating last month's engine failure, with the FAA directing airlines to inspect fan blades on the type of engine involved in that incident.

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Jennifer Riordan, 43 of New Mexico, was partially sucked out of the broken window before passengers were able to pull her back in. Emergency personnel also arrived to monitor the landing.

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