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3 Killed After Plane Crashes Into Truck In Maine

Sat Nov 17, 2012 8:14 pm

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.


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RE: 3 Killed After Plane Crashes Into Truck In Maine

Sun Nov 18, 2012 2:08 am

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.
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RE: 3 Killed After Plane Crashes Into Truck In Maine

Sun Nov 18, 2012 7:20 am

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.

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RE: 3 Killed After Plane Crashes Into Truck In Maine

Sun Nov 18, 2012 8:32 am

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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RE: 3 Killed After Plane Crashes Into Truck In Maine

Sun Nov 18, 2012 12:24 pm

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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