Baggage cart collides with plane at Philly airport

AP News
Posted: Sep 23, 2011 5:24 PM
Baggage cart collides with plane at Philly airport

Officials say a baggage cart disconnected from the tug that was pulling it and crashed into a plane wing at Philadelphia International Airport.

A US Airways spokesman says the accident happened shortly before noon Friday as the Richmond, Va.-bound US Airways Express flight was getting ready to leave the gate. The plane has been taken out of service and none of the 48 passengers and three crew members were hurt.

The spokesman, Todd Lehmacher, says the baggage cart was being pulled in the area when it somehow became disconnected from its tug and struck the plane's left wingtip.

Lehmacher says the passengers were quickly put on another plane and the damaged aircraft was taken out of service.

An airport spokeswoman says no other flights were disrupted.