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Posted: May 07, 2018

Southwest Airlines plane, pickup truck collide at Baltimore's BWI Airport

Southwest Airlines Reportedly Gives $5,000 To Flight 1380 Passengers

By Michelle Ewing, Cox Media Group National Content Desk


A truck struck a Southwest Airlines plane Monday morning at Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport, multiple news outlets are reporting.

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According to WJLA, none of the 172 passengers on Southwest Flight 6263 from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, were hurt when the pickup hit the plane, which was heading to its gate about 1:30 a.m. EDT. Those on board "were being assisted off the plane," WJLA reported.

Officials did not say whether the truck driver was hurt, WTOP reported.

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The airline apologized to passengers who took to social media to complain when the incident put a snag in their travel plans.

"We're so sorry for the trouble tonight in Baltimore," the airline responded to one user who tweeted that it had been a "crazy couple of weeks" for Southwest. "We appreciate your patience, and our Team will do everything they can to get you all on your way as soon as possible."

>> RELATED STORY: Passenger killed in Southwest Airlines emergency landing identified

The incident comes less than one month after a Southwest passenger died when a plane with a damaged engine and broken window made an emergency landing in Philadelphia.

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Southwest plane makes emergency landing at Philadelphia airport

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Southwest plane makes emergency landing at Philadelphia airport

File photo of a Southwest Airlines plane. (Rick Gershon/Getty Images)

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