A Southwest plane’s wing scraped the runway while trying to land at Bradley during high winds; Feds want to know what happened
February 27, 2019 / KENNETH R. GOSSELIN
Federal officials are investigating why a Southwest Airlines plane made three chaotic landing attempts at Bradley International Airport in high winds Monday night that, according to one report, caused the tip of one wing to scrape the runway and left dozens of frightened passengers vomiting from the severe turbulence. A spokesman for the Federal Aviation Administration said Tuesday an investigation of the incident is underway. Southwest confirmed the aircraft, which was ultimately diverted to T. F. Green Airport in Warwick, R.I., had suffered damage on the right wing. The airline said it will conduct its own internal review of the flight, apologizing to passengers and offering ticket refunds and vouchers for a future flight.