Teixeim From United States of America, joined May 2005, 131 posts, RR: 0 Posted (8 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 3997 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.
EMBQA From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 9364 posts, RR: 11
Reply 5, posted (8 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 3529 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...
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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...