A Delta Airlines Boeing 757 struck with an Endeavor Bombardier CRJ-900, during pushback at Boston-Logan International Airport.
The Delta Airlines Boeing 757-200, with registration N717TW, was scheduled to operate flight DL458 Boston-Logan International Airport
Whereas, the Endeavor Air Bombardier CRJ-900LR (operated on behalf of Delta Connection), with registration N137EV, was scheduled to operate flight as flight 5488 from Boston-Logan International Airport to Cleveland-Hopkins International Airport.
The Delta’s Boeing 757 bound to Los Angeles struck the leading edge of the right-hand horizontal stabilizer of the CRJ-900. The trailing edge of the winglet of the Boeing 757 got struck. Both aircraft were parked at a nearby gate.
One of the passengers onboard flight 458 shared the photo of the incident on the internet saying:
“It was the strangest like we were in rush hour traffic and we had a fender bender. It was so strange.”
According to the airport spokesperson, both aircraft were at gates and as one started to push back, it struck the other aircraft’s wing. No one was injured in the incident and passengers reached their destinations on replacement aircraft.
Delta Airlines confirmed that all passengers and crew members deplaned safely and normally. Delta also issued an apology statement saying:
“We apologize to our customers for the inconvenience and delay in their travel plans following minor, low-speed contact of Delta flight 458 with Endeavor flight 5488, operating as a Delta Connection.”