Pickup Truck Collides With Southwest Flight at Baltimore Airport

The Boeing 737 left Fort Lauderdale late Sunday night. According to the airline's flight tracker it landed in Baltimore at 12:46 a.m. shortly before its scheduled arrival

The Boeing 737 left Fort Lauderdale late Sunday night. According to the airline's flight tracker it landed in Baltimore at 12:46 a.m. shortly before its scheduled arrival

Passengers on board a Southwest Airlines flight from Florida said a pickup truck hit their plane early Monday morning on the tarmac at Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport.

All 172 passengers exited the aircraft by stairs, and no injuries were reported.

Southwest Airlines issued the following statement overnight: "I can confirm that Southwest Flight 6263 was pulling into the gate at Baltimore Washington International Airport when a ground vehicle came into contact with the aircraft". "We've added eight time-saving new routes just this year for our loyal San Jose Customers to get to places such as Orlando, St Louis, and Spokane without a stop or a drive to another airport".

Officials are investigating the cause of the crash.

A representative for Southwest Airlines said an instrument inside the cockpit indicated that one of the plane's flaps had possibly not extended all the way.

Southwest Airlines has not released any comment but the company did respond to a tweet from one of the passengers on the plane. But we truly regret any inconvenience tonight.

The accident is said to be under investigation.

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