News Plane incidents — 14 September 2017

A plane that took off from Yeager Airport and landed in Charlotte at Charlotte-Douglas International Airport has hit a vehicle on a taxiway.

American Airlines flight 5233 took off from Yeager Airport just after 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, according to Flight Stats.

According to WCNC, 31 passengers and 3 crew were on the plane at the time of the crash.

All the people on the plane are not injured.

Airplane hits tug, injuring 1, on runway at Charlotte-Douglas airport

Airplane hits tug, injuring 1, on runway at Charlotte-Douglas airport

The driver of the vehicle was injured, but is in stable condition.

A statement released by the Federal Aviation Administration reads:

PSA Airlines 5223, CL600-2B aircraft, and a tug collided on the north ramp at Charlotte Douglas International Airport at 4:35 pm today. The collision occurred while the aircraft was taxiing to the gate after landing. The aircraft and tug are blocking several gates.

A Yeager Airport spokesperson said another flight coming from Charlotte to Yeager was delayed about 72 minutes.

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