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JetBlue SFO Tarmac Collision Forces Passengers Off Plane

Written by George KellyPublished Nov. 07, 2023 • 8:31am
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A JetBlue plane crashed on the tarmac at San Francisco International Airport. | Source: Benjamin Fanjoy/The Standard

A JetBlue plane had a collision on the tarmac at San Francisco International Airport (SFO) and forced passengers to deplane, delaying the Monday afternoon service by 10 hours.

JetBlue said the airline's Flight 534 to Boston was pushing back from a gate when it was "involved in an incident with a pushback tractor." The tractor is commonly known as a tug.

The airline said all customers were deplaned and were offered alternate flight options. There are no reported injuries.

"No injuries were reported," the statement said. "Safety is JetBlue’s first priority; we are reviewing this incident, and the aircraft has been taken out of service for inspection."

According to flight data, Flight 534 arrived in Boston at 8:10 a.m. Tuesday, 10 hours late.

SFO spokesperson Doug Yakel confirmed the incident.

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