A United Airlines flight set to depart from New York to Denver early Thursday morning hit a fuel truck on the tarmac at LaGuardia Airport, according to a United spokesman. It was the second collision of the week.
United Flight #UA1561 hit the truck during pushback. The tip of the plane’s winglet collided, causing very minor damage and no injuries. The plane, a Boeing 737-800, returned to the gate where the passengers were taken off safely and put on another aircraft.
They arrived in Denver about 90 minutes late, according to online flight tracker flightaware.com.
On Tuesday, an American Airlines plane hit the right wingtip of a Republic aircraft while pushing back from the terminal gate, the FAA said.