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Delivery Truck Clips Loaded Plane's Wing
NBC Philadelphia ^ | Monday, Jun 9, 2014 | Dan Stamm

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 wasn’t immediately clear. Landson said the airline took the plane out of service so crews could inspect the damage and make any needed repairs.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Local News; Travel
KEYWORDS: airport; delivery; philadelphia

1 posted on 06/09/2014 5:27:29 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

I worked with a guy that did this back in the 1980’s.

What a mess.


2 posted on 06/09/2014 5:30:40 PM PDT by Zeneta (Thoughts in time and out of season.)
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To: nickcarraway

Oh....this story has “F Terminal” written all over it. Or the “FU Terminal”, as I refer to it as. Right next door though.


3 posted on 06/09/2014 5:32:10 PM PDT by FlJoePa ("Success without honor is an unseasoned dish; it will satisfy your hunger, but it won't taste good")
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To: Zeneta

Did he still have a job?


4 posted on 06/09/2014 5:34:17 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

Yes.

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.


5 posted on 06/09/2014 5:39:24 PM PDT by Zeneta (Thoughts in time and out of season.)
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To: FlJoePa

You work at Philadelphia International? We just flew out of it — is this an airport to avoid, or just the F Terminal? Must know ....


6 posted on 06/09/2014 5:48:21 PM PDT by bboop (does not suffer fools gladly)
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To: nickcarraway

Philly airport is a real mess. Never left on time out of there once.


7 posted on 06/09/2014 6:05:46 PM PDT by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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Wow—Southwest’s really had a tough day:

http://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2014/06/09/two-planes-bump-each-other-logan-airport-injuries-reported/OZ15VksGUeYe79WwbbRs4L/story.html


8 posted on 06/09/2014 6:07:37 PM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: 9YearLurker; All
It seems it was the Ground Crews' fault...the plane was
being mechanically towed by the ground crew..not the pilot.

9 posted on 06/09/2014 6:21:24 PM PDT by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Bathhouse/"Rustler" Reid? d8-)
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To: skinkinthegrass

Not the one I linked to—that appears to be a case of a Southwest plane taxiing into a parked JetBlue plane.


10 posted on 06/09/2014 6:33:10 PM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: bboop

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.


11 posted on 06/09/2014 8:50:29 PM PDT by FlJoePa ("Success without honor is an unseasoned dish; it will satisfy your hunger, but it won't taste good")
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