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Plane clipped by tractor-trailer at Boston airport

By Laura Batchelor, CNN
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • A 90-year-old woman sustained a minor leg injury
  • She was taken to a hospital
  • A JetBlue employee was cited for failing to stay with the truck operator
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(CNN) -- A tractor-trailer clipped a JetBlue aircraft Tuesday afternoon at Boston's Logan International Airport, injuring one passenger who was deplaning, JetBlue spokeswoman Real Hamilton-Romeo told CNN.

The plane was parked at the gate when a tractor-trailer backed up and struck it about 4:17 p.m. ET, according to a statement from the Massachusetts State Police.

A 90-year-old woman from Falmouth, Massachusetts, injured her leg when she fell from her wheelchair, and was taken to Massachusetts General Hospital to be treated for for a minor leg injury, the statement said.

Massport, which operates Logan Airport, said it was investigating the incident, along with the FAA.

A JetBlue employee was cited for failing to stay with the operator of the truck, state police said.

Flight 464 originated in Fort Myers, Florida. It had 139 passengers on board.

JetBlue said in a statement it was assessing whether the plane was damaged.

Earlier this month, a Air France plane clipped a Delta Connection flight on a runway at New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport.