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Trying to imagine how a beltloader could do such damage...
Have seen many hits by beltloaders, catering trucks, service trucks and tugs. Had one in MCO years ago as the ramper was pulling up to the plane, the gas pedal supposedly stuck. The seat was bent back and broken, and part of the beltloader cut a slice right through the belly. The ramper lived.
Seems small pieces of these aircraft are to become keychains for UA employees to purchase in the near future.
They look good.
Seems like some random ground crew has their iphone out whenever anything happens. Otherwise, we would never see any of these situations. Press don't get to go out on the ramp, generally.
There are detailed internal company photographs taken for repair confirmations. They are taken when a incident occurs.
After a fatality involving a Delta tug driver a couple years ago, I know that we were forced (by OSHA, of course) to install seat belts on any remaining ramp equipment that didn't already have it. At my little airline, we already had them on everything. I'm assuming United was subject to the same draconian OSHA knee jerk. (I'm certainly a fan of seatbelts, of course... just not OSHA!!!)
Most all ground equipment have seatbelts installed, and must be worn or disciplinary actions could be taken. Even golf carts have seatbelts that are to be worn.