CAYMAN ISLANDS- On February 9, 2024, a Boeing 737 operated by Delta Air Lines (DL) collided with a stairs truck while taxiing away from its parking position at George Town (GCM) in the Cayman Islands. As a result of the incident, the aircraft sustained damage to its left wing.
The collision occurred as the Delta Air Lines Boeing 737-900ER, with the registration N846DN, was preparing to taxi for its DL1870 flight from George Town Owen Roberts International Airport (GCM) to Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport (ATL) in the United States.
Delta 737 Collided with Truck
While taxiing, the Boeing 737-900ER collided with a stair truck, causing damage to its left wing. Images and videos capturing the incident circulated on social media shortly afterward.
The Cayman Islands Airports Authority (CIAA) confirmed the occurrence, stating that it impacted flight operations for approximately 20 minutes as the Cayman Islands Fire Service was redirected to the scene.
In light of the incident, Delta Air Lines organized an alternate flight for passengers who were still in Grand Cayman and were originally scheduled to board Delta flight DL 1870 to Atlanta (ATL). Regarding the event, officials from the Cayman Islands Airports Authority (CIAA) remarked:
“The safety and security of our passengers is our top priority. We are conducting a thorough investigation to understand the circumstances that led to this occurrence and collaborating closely with airport partners to prevent such incidents in the future.”
As per information from Planespotters.net, the Boeing 737-900ER leased by Delta is approximately 8.4 years old. Delta’s current fleet consists of 979 aircraft, including 163 Boeing 737-900ERs.
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