Skip to comments.Delivery Truck Clips Loaded Plane's Wing
Posted on 06/09/2014 5:27:29 PM PDT by nickcarraway
Philadelphia firefighters and airport police responded to Philadelphia International Airport after a delivery truck clipped the wing of an aircraft with 100 people on board.
Break-in While Hollywood Starlet Was Home According to authorities, the truck struck the wing of a Tampa, Florida-bound Southwest Airlines jet parked at Gate E-12 around 7 a.m.
Southwest Airlines spokesman Dan Landson told NBC10 that 95 passengers and five crew members were on board Flight 4739 at the time.
Airport spokeswoman Victoria Lupica said no one was hurt.
The passengers were placed on different flights, according to Landson.
The extent and cost of the damage wasnt immediately clear. Landson said the airline took the plane out of service so crews could inspect the damage and make any needed repairs.
I worked with a guy that did this back in the 1980’s.
What a mess.
Oh....this story has “F Terminal” written all over it. Or the “FU Terminal”, as I refer to it as. Right next door though.
Did he still have a job?
He was making a “rush” delivery of “human organs” to a plane at National Airport. They held the plane and let him on the tarmac while being escorted. He clipped another plane as his overhead clearance wasn’t the same as his escorts. The plane he hit was basically parked and had no passengers on board.
You work at Philadelphia International? We just flew out of it — is this an airport to avoid, or just the F Terminal? Must know ....
Philly airport is a real mess. Never left on time out of there once.
Wow—Southwest’s really had a tough day:
Not the one I linked to—that appears to be a case of a Southwest plane taxiing into a parked JetBlue plane.
The F Terminal is the commuter terminal at PHL. It is run as poorly (throw US Air into the mix) as it could possibly be.
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