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United Express Wing Clipped By Fuel Truck At RIC  
User currently offlineTeixeim From United States of America, joined May 2005, 131 posts, RR: 0
Posted (8 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 4025 times:

A fuel truck clipped the wing of a United Express jet this morning (February 6th) at Richmond International Airport (RIC). No one injured. Appears to be an Embraer 145 involved - that's what United Express usually operated into RIC.

Link to NBC12 Story and Photo

Regards,
MitchellT
Richmond, Virginia region - USA

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User currently offlineEMBQA From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 9364 posts, RR: 11
Reply 1, posted (8 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 4012 times:

BREAKING NEWS....!! Yawn...!


"It's not the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog"
User currently offlineGoldenshield From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 6005 posts, RR: 14
Reply 2, posted (8 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 4012 times:

Trans States flight 8006.


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User currently offlineTeixeim From United States of America, joined May 2005, 131 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (8 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 3858 times:

Yes - breaking news happens in Richmond too!  Smile

An update - turns out two persons were injured. One was the fuel truck driver; the other was a United ramp worker in the cargo bay of the plane. See the story on the link below:

link to story at Richmond Times Dispatch newspaper website


User currently offlineUSXguy From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 1013 posts, RR: 5
Reply 4, posted (8 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 3698 times:

I hope that the FBO has a good insurance policy. They'll be paying a decent chunk of money to Trans States.

Lesson learned: NEVER enter the diamond of safety around an airplane :P



xx
User currently offlineEMBQA From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 9364 posts, RR: 11
Reply 5, posted (8 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 3557 times:

WoW..!! I had a chance to see about 20 pictures from this accident today. Four feet of the entire outboard wing tip is gone...!! The truck hit so hard it pushed the aircraft forward four feet with the brakes locked, and spun the nose 15 feet to the left..!! The aileron is a pile of carbon mush..!! The cab of the truck is destroyed...


"It's not the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog"
User currently offlineFlyinryan99 From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 2001 posts, RR: 12
Reply 6, posted (8 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 3543 times:

Quoting EMBQA (Reply 5):

If it hit that hard, I wonder if it bent the spar. If that happens..could that warrant a write-off??

Ryan


User currently offlineLongbowPilot From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 577 posts, RR: 4
Reply 7, posted (8 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 3498 times:
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Well, the driver is ok per the article, but he will face a $20 dollar fine, no big deal he will be fueling aircraft in no time Big grin

User currently offlineAkjetBlue From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 790 posts, RR: 5
Reply 8, posted (8 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 3396 times:

is it just me or do these things seem to be happening more and more often ?


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User currently offlineUSAJPNflyer From United States of America, joined Jan 2003, 94 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (8 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 3382 times:

Quoting LongbowPilot (Reply 7):
Well, the driver is ok per the article, but he will face a $20 dollar fine, no big deal he will be fueling aircraft in no time Big grin

According to the news article, the driver "...will be cited for reckless driving."
In Virginia, a reckless driving charge is much more than just a $20 fine:
http://leg1.state.va.us/cgi-bin/legp504.exe?000+cod+46.2-868

As a Class 1 misdemeanor, this charge brings with it up to a $2500 fine and/or up to 1 year in jail. It might not go that high in many cases but there can be more trouble even after conviction:
http://www.boselawfirm.com/reckless.html

If you work in an airport environment, especially on the ramp, your driving and criminal records are checked closely, both when you are hired and at each renewal of your SIDA badge...

[Edited 2006-02-08 06:40:36]

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