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Truck Hits Aircraft In SLC

Mon Feb 04, 2013 2:51 pm

Apparently last night a (1-3-13) a vehicle of some sort hit a cargo aircraft on the ramp at SLC. Does anyone have more information?





http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/n.../utah-airport-truck-crash/1889403/
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RE: Truck Hits Aircraft In SLC

Mon Feb 04, 2013 5:38 pm

According to KSL.com (Salt Lake City), it was a private a/c, which would mean it was on the other side of the field from the terminal or the cargo area.

http://www.ksl.com/?sid=23954068&nid...port&fm=home_page&s_cid=featured-4



However, the Salt Lake Tribune states that it was a "cargo" plane.


http://www.ksl.com/?sid=23954068&nid...port&fm=home_page&s_cid=featured-4
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RE: Truck Hits Aircraft In SLC

Tue Feb 05, 2013 5:53 am

I guess it was a TAC Air GSE fuel truck going nearly 50 mph.. Appears it hit an Ameriflight Metro III. Rumors at this point though, I have no official source.
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RE: Truck Hits Aircraft In SLC

Tue Feb 05, 2013 6:59 am

Quoting flyorski (Reply 2):
I guess it was a TAC Air GSE fuel truck going nearly 50 mph.. Appears it hit an Ameriflight Metro III. Rumors at this point though, I have no official source.

I would guess that this guy is probably out of a job. I don't see much reason for going 50mph on the ramp, no matter which side of the field it's on.
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RE: Truck Hits Aircraft In SLC

Tue Feb 05, 2013 5:11 pm

Quoting mayor (Reply 3):
I would guess that this guy is probably out of a job. I don't see much reason for going 50mph on the ramp, no matter which side of the field it's on.

I would certainly hope he is. Most of those trucks are supposed to have governors as well.
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RE: Truck Hits Aircraft In SLC

Tue Feb 05, 2013 5:20 pm

Quoting flyorski (Reply 4):
I would certainly hope he is. Most of those trucks are supposed to have governors as well.

Many ramp personnel, early on, learn how to disable the governors.  
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