Police: Man in his boxers rams truck into plane

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Friday, August 26, 2016
Omaha airport incident

OMAHA, NE (KTRK) -- A man is in custody after he allegedly stripped down to his boxers and then drove a truck into a Southwest Airlines plane.

Shortly before 9:30pm on Thursday, police say the nearly naked man hopped over a fence at the Eppley International Airport in Omaha, Nebraska and jumped inside a truck.

The man is accused of slamming the vehicle into the nose gear of a plane that was boarding for a flight to Denver.

Several Southwest Airlines crew members reported minor injuries, but none of the 18 travelers on board the plane were hurt.

Southwest Airlines says they have removed the plane from flying until it can inspect the craft for damage.

The airline says it expected to resume the disrupted flight after a three-hour delay.

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