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3 Killed After Plane Crashes Into Truck In Maine  
User currently offlineKC135Hydraulics From United States of America, joined Nov 2012, 289 posts, RR: 0
Posted (1 year 8 months 1 week 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 1673 times:

Per Fox News:

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2012/11/17...k-on-maine-runway/?test=latestnews


Yet another general aviation collision with a vehicle on or near a runway.


Edited for Title Length

[Edited 2012-11-17 12:15:47]

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User currently offlinemtnwest1979 From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 2426 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (1 year 8 months 1 week 3 days ago) and read 1676 times:
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I have been to the Knox Co Airport in Rockland, and with that and looking at aerial map ,too, I don't see how if plane was on rw taking off, how the truck could have been an issue unless it was way offf of where it should have been.
Very sad incident for all involved.



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User currently offlinexjramper From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 2460 posts, RR: 51
Reply 2, posted (1 year 8 months 1 week 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 1677 times:

If you took the time to read the article, it says the truck was on the field and supposed to be there:

The Cessna 172 was heading north on the Knox County Regional Airport runway early Friday evening when it struck the truck, which was authorized to be on airport grounds, Knox County Chief Deputy Sheriff Tim Carroll said.

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2012/11/17...?test=latestnews#ixzz2CYXSnGXS


The article states that aircraft are required to basically position report before during and after takeoff. While it is common courtesy if your aircraft is radio equipped, there is no requirement to report that. What I see is failure on the truck driver's part to make sure the runway was clear before crossing the active runway.

Sad loss.



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User currently offlineairportugal310 From Palau, joined Apr 2004, 3580 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (1 year 8 months 1 week 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 1675 times:

Quoting xjramper (Reply 2):
If you took the time to read the article, it says the truck was on the field and supposed to be there:

The Cessna 172 was heading north on the Knox County Regional Airport runway early Friday evening when it struck the truck, which was authorized to be on airport grounds, Knox County Chief Deputy Sheriff Tim Carroll said.

Say again?

Your logic is rather flawed. I read the article, and it says that, but it doesn't mean a thing.

Tugs are allowed to be on airport property, but if it found itself on a runway while a plane was taking off, we'd have a problem would we not?



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User currently offlineChrisNH From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 4085 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (1 year 8 months 1 week 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 1675 times:

I saw the picture of the white pickup truck involved (see Bangor Daily News for big story and several photos). I think aside from whether or not the truck had the 'right' to be where it was, the main issue is what kind of special (i.e. flashing) lights was it equipped with. Without a tower controlling all traffic (vehicle and aircraft) on the runway, all that we're left with are visual cues...was the truck visible to the plane and v.v., with enough time for either of them to make a difference.

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