Southwest Plane, Pickup Truck in Fender Bender in Baltimore

Sheila Mcguire
May 9, 2018

A Southwest Airlines flight from Nashville, Tennessee, had to make an unscheduled landing at Dallas Fort Worth International Airport.

Southwest Airlines posted this response: "Glad to hear everyone made it safely to BWI".

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The incident first came to light after a passenger on the aircraft tweeted about the incident upon arrival. Some reports said fire crews were assisting the passengers disembark the plane, while the pickup truck remains stuck underneath the jet. Passengers got off the plane using air stairs that are pulled to the aircraft, the aviation safety agency said. The circumstances that led to the accident is not yet known.

The airline worked quickly to accommodate all 103 passengers inside the plane in order to avoid any further delays, according to the airline's spokesperson. The airline characterized the landing as "uneventful".

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An engine exploded during a Southwest flight last month that killed a passenger, the first on a USA carrier since 2009. Riordan was nearly sucked out of the window, but was saved by her co-passengers.

The truck crash is the latest of several incidents for Southwest Airlines in recent weeks.

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