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Gulfstream Collides With Tanker Truck At BFI  
User currently offlineGothamSpotter From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 586 posts, RR: 0
Posted (4 years 1 week 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 3787 times:

A vintage Gulfstream jet collided with a fuel truck at Boeing Field Thursday evening, pinning the driver for more than an hour and causing a substantial fuel spill. Thankfully, the truck driver was removed with apparently non-life-threatening injuries.

http://www.airliners.net/photo/Gulfstream-American-G-1159/1681468/M/

[Edited 2010-04-08 23:29:15 by diamond]

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User currently offlineF9Animal From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 4947 posts, RR: 28
Reply 1, posted (4 years 1 week 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 3631 times:

This is obviously the fault of the driver of the fuel truck. I know it is harsh to throw out blame so quickly, but the fuel trucks are supposed to give the right of way to any aircraft moving on the taxi ways, or moving.... The man is lucky to be alive.


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User currently offlinegunsontheroof From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 3493 posts, RR: 10
Reply 2, posted (4 years 1 week 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 3538 times:

Story from the Seattle Times updated less than an hour ago:

http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/htm...pwajetwingtruck1stldwritethru.html

If the driver was at the wheel when the accident happened, it looks like he's pretty lucky to be OK. Aircraft involved is N706TJ and it would seem its first photo in the a.net database is an unfortunate one...


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[Edited 2010-04-08 23:58:00]


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User currently offlineFly2HMO From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (4 years 1 week 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 3489 times:

That really is an old gulfstream. Still has the organ pipe exhaust.

Good to hear the driver was ok, though it would seem as if the wingtip tank would've hit him right in the face   


User currently offlineflyPBA From United States of America, joined Feb 2007, 431 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (4 years 1 week 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 3376 times:

Quoting F9Animal (Reply 1):
This is obviously the fault of the driver of the fuel truck. I know it is harsh to throw out blame so quickly, but the fuel trucks are supposed to give the right of way to any aircraft moving on the taxi ways, or moving.... The man is lucky to be alive.

apparently the Gulfstream made a U-Turn without informing the tower ... and hit the fuel truck ... not the other way around


User currently offlineA346Dude From Canada, joined Nov 2004, 1266 posts, RR: 8
Reply 5, posted (4 years 1 week 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 2726 times:

Quoting F9Animal (Reply 1):
This is obviously the fault of the driver of the fuel truck.

You should work for the NTSB! Why spend months on an accident investigation when you can complete it in seconds?



You know the gear is up and locked when it takes full throttle to taxi to the terminal.
User currently offlineKaiGywer From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 12163 posts, RR: 36
Reply 6, posted (4 years 1 week 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 2726 times:
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Quoting Fly2HMO (Reply 3):
That really is an old gulfstream. Still has the organ pipe exhaust.

Built in 1977

http://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinqu...ts.aspx?NNumbertxt=706TJ&x=11&y=17



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