Delta jets hit 2 planes, truck over 24 hours at New York’s JFK

The National Transportation Safety Board said on Thursday that it’s investigating the accidents, indicating that they may be more serious than usual or that there may be a pattern. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara) (Bloomberg) — Delta Air Lines Inc. planes were involved in three wingtip collisions in separate low-speed accidents over two days at New York’s John F. Kennedy airport, leaving one man injured. Low-speed collisions The National Transportation Safety Board said on Thursday that it’s investigating the accidents, indicating that they may be more serious than usual or that there may be a pattern. Low-speed collisions between planes and other aircraft or vehicles on the tarmac and taxiways occur relatively regularly and often don’t cause significant damage or injuries. The first accident occurred at 7:12 p.m. on Aug. 15, when a Boeing Co. 737 operated by Delta and an American Airlines Group Inc. Boeing 757 each were taxiing out for departure. The Delta plane’s left wing touched the American jet’s tail. No one was injured, according to the Federal Aviation Administration. Truck driver treated at hospital About 4:30 p.m. the next day, a JFK ground crew was directing a Delta CRJ regional aircraft in a terminal ramp area when its left wing touched the right wing of a second Delta CRJ plane that was parked at the gate. An hour later, the left wingtip of a Delta MD-88 aircraft touched a flatbed truck as it was turning into a ramp area. While the federal agency reported no injuries, Port Authority of New York and New Jersey spokesman Joseph Pentangelo said the driver of the truck, described as an aircraft tug vehicle, was treated at a hospital and released. A Delta spokesman didn’t immediately comment. In 2011, the NTSB opened an investigation into a collision at JFK between an Air France double-decker Airbus A380 plane taxiing before takeoff and a Comair Inc. regional jet that was arriving at a gate. Smaller plane spun around A video of the collision showed the smaller plane being spun around after the A380 struck its tail. None of the 576 people on the aircraft was injured, according to NTSB.


About John Fagan

John is a Jacksonville native who grew up on the First Coast. He graduated from Bishop Kenny High School in 1975 and went to college at Florida State University where he completed a 4-year program in 3 years. John graduated from the Florida State University College of Business in 1978 and went straight into Florida State University College of Law. While in law school, John earned a position on the prestigious Law Review Board serving as its Business Editor. As a law student, John studied in the Oxford program. He also interned with the Florida Legislature working in the Florida House of Representatives Criminal Justice Committee. John was admitted to the Florida Bar in 1981. John began his legal career as a law school intern in the State Attorney's Office in Jacksonville in 1981. After his internship, legendary State Attorney Ed Austin hired John as a full-time Assistant State Attorney for the Fourth Judicial Circuit (Clay, Duval, and Nassau Counties). As a prosecutor, John tried jury and non-jury trial on charges ranging from DUI to Murder. In 1983, John moved from the State Attorney's Office to begin his career in private practice. He has practiced law for 30 years on the First Coast. For the last 20 years, John and his family have made Clay County their home. John limits his practice to personal injury and disability cases. While there are many fine attorneys in Clay County, John is one of only a few Clay County attorneys who limit their practice to personal injury and disability cases. John takes pride in helping clients resolve injury claims in ways that avoid the stress, uncertainty, and the expense of unnecessary litigation. Professional Activities John is the past President of the Clay County Bar Association and has served on the Board of the Clay County Bar Association from 2009-2013. He is an active member of the Florida Bar, and the Federal Bar of the Middle and Southern Districts of Florida. He is also a member of the American Association of Justice, the Florida Association of Justice, the National Organization of Social Security Claimants' Representatives, and the National Organization of Veterans' Advocates. Service to the Community John is involved in the Clay County Community serving as a member and Director of the Rotary Club of Orange Park, of the Clay County Bar Association, and the Putnam County Bar Association.
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