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United Express Wing Clipped By Fuel Truck At RIC

Mon Feb 06, 2006 11:26 pm

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

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RE: United Express Wing Clipped By Fuel Truck At RIC

Mon Feb 06, 2006 11:31 pm

BREAKING NEWS....!! Yawn...!
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RE: United Express Wing Clipped By Fuel Truck At RIC

Mon Feb 06, 2006 11:32 pm

Trans States flight 8006.
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RE: United Express Wing Clipped By Fuel Truck At RIC

Tue Feb 07, 2006 5:57 am

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
 
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RE: United Express Wing Clipped By Fuel Truck At RIC

Tue Feb 07, 2006 2:32 pm

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

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RE: United Express Wing Clipped By Fuel Truck At RIC

Wed Feb 08, 2006 7:28 am

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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RE: United Express Wing Clipped By Fuel Truck At RIC

Wed Feb 08, 2006 7:37 am

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??

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RE: United Express Wing Clipped By Fuel Truck At RIC

Wed Feb 08, 2006 8:04 am

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
 
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RE: United Express Wing Clipped By Fuel Truck At RIC

Wed Feb 08, 2006 2:24 pm

is it just me or do these things seem to be happening more and more often ?
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RE: United Express Wing Clipped By Fuel Truck At R

Wed Feb 08, 2006 2:39 pm

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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