A wingtip fuel tank
of a vintage Gulfstream business jet slammed through the windshield of a fuel tanker truck at Boeing Field (BFI)
in Seattle on Thursday evening, pinning the driver inside for over an hour and spilling a substantial amount of jet fuel onto the tarmac. Thankfully, the driver was conscious and alert when he was finally removed.
According to FAA records, the 1977 Gulfstream G-IITT, registration N706TJ, belongs to JetStar Air, a Beverly Hills-based charter operator. It is unclear whether the truck driver or the pilots of the aircraft were at fault.
Firefighters work to remove the trapped driver. (Photo by Jeremy Lindgren)
The driver is rushed to a waiting ambulance. (Photo by Jeremy Lindgren)
Crews begin to clean up the mess left behind. (Photo by Jeremy Lindgren)