PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — A Southwest Airlines jet was hit by a truck at Pittsburgh International Airport.
Teresa Varley says they were sitting on their flight getting ready to depart when a truck ran into the plane.READ MORE: Police Arrest Two Men In Kiski Twp. Following Reports Of Man Prowling Around Homes
Passengers have all been taken off the plane now and there were no reported injuries on board the plane.
The only injury may have been to the ramp agent who was driving the provisioning truck.
Southwest Airlines released the following statement about the incident:
“A Southwest Airlines provisioning truck made contact with an aircraft parked at gate A1 at Pittsburgh International Airport on Monday morning. Our immediate concern is for the well-being of our Ramp Agent who was driving the vehicle. The aircraft at the gate was a Boeing 737 -800 that was scheduled to operate Flight #157 to Denver with 174 Customers onboard and a Crew of six. At this early stage, we do not have any reports of injuries to those onboard the aircraft. The aircraft will be taken out of service, and we are working to accommodate our Customers to their destinations as quickly as possible.”READ MORE: Police Discover 63 Pairs Of Underwear In Home Of Burglary Suspect
The flight was heading to Denver, and then continuing on to Seattle.
The plane is now being towed from the gate to the airport hangar for inspections, the Pittsburgh International Airport says in a tweet.
Update: Southwest plane from earlier incident being towed from Gate A1 to airport hangar for inspection https://t.co/vz2i7EULxk
— Pittsburgh International Airport (@PITairport) June 17, 2019MORE NEWS: Mother Facing Charges After Two Children Allegedly Left In Hot Car For Three Hours
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