catiii From United States of America, joined Mar 2008, 2535 posts, RR: 3 Posted (1 year 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 18518 times:
Fair use from the news story below:
"The St. George Airport was closed Tuesday following an incident involving a SkyWest plane. The terminal at the airport sustained minor damage and vehicles in the parking lot were also damaged as well as a SkyWest plane, according to St. George spokesman Mark Mortensen. The FBI and St. George police are investigating the incident."
catiii From United States of America, joined Mar 2008, 2535 posts, RR: 3 Reply 2, posted (1 year 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 18508 times:
Quoting spiritair97 (Reply 1): I'm confused, what actually happened?nIt doesn't say anything except that there was an "incident"
Whatever it is will turn out to be a good story. It involved the plane, the terminal, and cars in the parking lot, and the FBI is investigating. I'm thinking someone jumped in the plane for a joyride, or jumped in a car for a joyride?
There is a quote from Skywest in the article: "While the airport was closed overnight, a SkyWest aircraft at the St. George Municipal Airport in Utah was involved in a ground incident while the aircraft was not in service." It also says this started around 3am.
redzeppelin From United States of America, joined Feb 2012, 418 posts, RR: 0 Reply 13, posted (1 year 4 months 3 weeks 5 days ago) and read 17603 times:
Quoting ADent (Reply 11): They were quick painting over the tail - the first photos there clearly show the Delta Connection livery - in the later ones (like the one in reply 7) the plane (at least the tail) is grey.
Given that the OO corporate headquarters is in St. George, they probably have the top brass managing the damage control.
KLASM83 From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 604 posts, RR: 0 Reply 15, posted (1 year 4 months 3 weeks 5 days ago) and read 17543 times:
Those pictures show quite the damage to that airplane! I wonder what happened for this occur? That is going to be one juicy NTSB report for sure, unless it was a simple case of not chalking the jet right.
I'd hate to be the guy whose pickup was ran over!
Don't you want to hang out and waste your life with us?
This story indicates that he clipped the jet bridge with the wingtip and may have dragged the jet bridge around. You can see in the photos that the leftt winglet appears to be broken off. I believe that SGU has only one jet bridge.