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Pickup truck hits Southwest jet at BWI Airport, latest in recent string of incidents for airline

Pickup truck hits Southwest jet at BWI Airport, latest in recent string of incidents for airline

A pickup truck crashed into a Southwest Airlines jet as it was pulling into a gate at BWI Marshall Airport just after midnight Monday — the latest in a recent string of safety incidents for the airline.

Monday’s incident a few minutes after midnight caused no injuries among the 172 passengers aboard Flight 6263 from Fort Lauderdale, Southwest said. But it follows an incident April 17 when a passenger was killed and seven others injured after shrapnel from a failed engine shattered a window aboard one of its planes mid-flight and another last week in which a cracked window forced an emergency landing.

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