Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Incident occurred February 24, 2016 at Greenville Spartanburg International Airport (KGSP), Greer, South Carolina

Date: 25-FEB-16
Time: 00:05:00Z
Regis#: DAL1779
Aircraft Make: MCDONNELL DOUGLAS
Aircraft Model: MD88
Event Type: Incident
Damage: Unknown
Activity: Commercial
Flight Phase: TAXI (TXI)
Aircraft Operator: DAL-Delta Air Lines
Flight Number: DAL1779
FAA Flight Standards District Office: FAA Greensboro FSDO-39
City: GREENVILLE
State: North Carolina

DELTA AIRLINES FLIGHT DAL1779, REGISTRATION NOT REPORTED, MCDONNELL DOUGLAS MD 88 AIRCRAFT ON TAXI WINGTIP STRUCK A POLE, NO INJURIES, DAMAGE TO BE DETERMINED, GREENVILLE, NC


GREENVILLE, S.C. —A 140-passenger plane struck a light pole while taxiing Wednesday night at Greenville-Spartanburg Airport, Rosylin Weston, of GSP Airport said. 

Weston said Delta Flight 1779  was scheduled to fly from GSP to Atlanta around 7:30 p.m. 

The pilot was told to hold off on the runway before takeoff because of weather conditions and struck the light pole while taxiing, Weston said. 

The plane made it back to the gate and all passengers deplaned. No injuries were reported, Weston said. 

Original article can be found here:  http://www.wyff4.com

GREER, SC (FOX Carolina) -

A Delta flight struck a light pole at GSP on Wednesday night. 

GSP officials said the incident happened just before 7:30 p.m. on Delta flight 1779, which was scheduled to head to Atlanta from GSP. 

According to FlightAware, the flight landed in Atlanta at 8:03 p.m.

The plane pushed out from the gate, taxied to the north end for a hold due to weather. The plane struck a light pole during the taxiing time. 

140 passengers were on board but no one was injured, according to officials.

Read more: http://www.foxcarolina.com

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