Van hits plane full of passengers at Logan

A van rolled into a JetBlue plane on the ramp at Logan Airport Friday morning, forcing the flight crew and passengers to disembark while officials examined the damage. No passengers were injured.

The van’s driver stepped out of the vehicle without placing it in park, according to a statement by Massachusetts State Police. Once he realized the vehicle was rolling, the driver tried to jump back into the van but fell as the van continued to roll. The incident happened at 5:30 a.m.

“The van struck the wing of the JetBlue aircraft, causing damage to the aircraft and the van,’’ state police wrote in the statement.


Passenger David Siles posted the following video to Twitter of a crew member describing the incident and apologizing to those on board:

“We do have aircraft damage so we are going to deplane because this aircraft isn’t going anywhere for a while,’’ she said.

Siles posted that he boarded another JetBlue plane from Boston to Tampa just before 7 a.m.

Massport originally stated no one was injured in the incident, but state police confirmed that the driver did sustain injuries while trying to stop the runaway van.

The plane was damaged and taken out of service, according to Massport.

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