Southwest plane collides with pickup truck 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

News outlets in Tennessee cite a statement from the airline that says the Monday night flight was redirected to Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport because a cockpit instrument indicated one of the flaps might not have fully extended.

The plane, Southwest Airlines flight 6263, was pulling into a gate at the airport after arriving from Fort Lauderdale, Florida when the crash occurred, according to WJLA in Washington.

The airline replied to Simon's tweet saying, "Glad to hear everyone made it Safely to BWI, but we truly regret any inconvenience tonight".

Passengers were still on-board the aircraft when the incident took place. Passengers got off the plane using air stairs that are pulled to the aircraft, the aviation safety agency said.

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Neither the airline nor the airport has released any further details.

The Baltimore incident is the third involving Southwest in three weeks after an engine explosion caused the death of a passenger in April, and a flight was diverted last week due to a cabin window crack.

The Southwest Airlines flight was taxiing to its gate, when a ground crew's pickup truck hit the Boeing 737 at Baltimore-Washington International Airport.

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