Plane damaged at BWI

An American Airlines plane headed to Dallas-Fort Worth airport was damaged at Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport. (Photo provided by Brian Silberberg / February 16, 2014)

An American Airlines plane was damaged after it was struck by a ground support vehicle on the Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport tarmac Sunday afternoon.

The vehicle hit the nose of the jet as passengers were boarding Flight 140 to Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport at around 4 p.m., according to an American Airlines spokesman. No passengers were injured, but the driver of the ground support vehicle was briefly hospitalized.

The fiberglass cover on the front of the plane and the landing gear sustained damage, though cost estimates for repairs were unavailable Sunday evening.

The flight was canceled, American Airlines officials said.

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