Pickup Truck Hits Southwest Airlines Plane, Gets Stuck Under Aircraft

Southwest Airlines

A Southwest Airlines flight arriving to Baltimore-Washington International Airport was hit by a ground crew's pickup truck as the plane taxied to a gate after arrival early Monday morning.

Southwest Flight 6263 was pulling into the gate at BWI Sunday evening after flying from Ft. The condition of the truck's operator is unclear.

Southwest confirmed an incident to USA TODAY's Today in the Sky blog, saying that there were no injuries to any of the 172 passengers. Passengers got off the plane using air stairs that are pulled to the aircraft, the aviation safety agency said.

The airline is yet to officially respond but told a Twitter user it was "glad to hear everyone made it safely to BWI", adding: "We truly regret any inconvenience tonight".

More news: NY gubernatorial candidate Cynthia Nixon released tax returns on Friday

A Southwest Airlines plane struck a pickup truck at Baltimore-Washington International Airport, Maryland.

Neither the airline nor the airport released any further details.

The airline said it didn't have any additional information about what caused the crash or how the driver was doing.

The carrier operated Florida One, Southwest's Boeing 737-700 emblazoned with an artist's rendering of the state flag on the inaugural flight on May 6.

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