Fuel truck, Delta jet collide at LaGuardia

CNN — A fuel truck collided with a parked Delta Air Lines jet at LaGuardia Airport Sunday afternoon, according to officials for the airline and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.

No one was seriously injured, they said.

The incident occurred at 12:05 p.m. when the truck ran into the stationary Delta MD-88 aircraft on the tarmac.

None of the 106 passengers or five crewmembers aboard flight 2879 was injured. The driver of the fuel truck suffered cuts on his head and was taken to an area hospital.

The collision damaged the truck and one of the aircraft’s wings. The Fort Lauderdale, Florida-bound flight was canceled.

Officials refused to comment on how fast the fuel truck was moving when it collided with Delta aircraft until after an investigation of the incident is completed.

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