Baggage cart collides with plane at Philly airport

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - September 23, 2011

A U.S. Airways spokesman says the accident happened shortly before noon Friday as the Richmond, Va.-bound U.S. Airways Express flight was getting ready to leave the gate. The plane has been taken out of service and none of the 48 passengers and three crew members was hurt.

The spokesman, Todd Lehmacher, says the baggage cart was being pulled in the area when it somehow became disconnected from its tug and struck the plane's left wingtip.

Lehmacher says the passengers were quickly put on another plane and the damaged aircraft was taken out of service.

An airport spokeswoman says no other flights were disrupted.

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