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    Fuel truck vs airplane at the gate at LGA

    Delta Flight 2879 from LGA-FLL 12:00 flight just crashed into a truck



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    well wasn't exactly the runway it was in the alley where the wing of any a/c will pass right over the vehicle service road. it's stated in the training class to use extra caution when driving in this area due to the proximity to moving a/c.
    it is mathematically impossible for either hummingbirds, or helicopters to fly. fortunately, neither are aware of this.

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    From Twitter: @icthus34: Delta plane Full w Yidan In The Laguardia Airport O/t Way To Florida Crashes Into Oil Truck At The Runway. BH No Major Injuries
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    From Twitter: @icthus34: Delta plane Full w Yidan In The Laguardia Airport O/t Way To Florida Crashes Into Oil Truck At The Runway. BH No Major Injuries
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    Quote Originally Posted by cancidas View Post
    well wasn't exactly the runway it was in the alley where the wing of any a/c will pass right over the vehicle service road. it's stated in the training class to use extra caution when driving in this area due to the proximity to moving a/c.
    You and I know that. Just copy tag line from photo.
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    How is the driver?

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    Equipment changed to an A319, nice upgrade from an MD-80

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spunker View Post
    How is the driver?
    EMS was requested for minor laceration to driver's head. Guess he ducked in time.
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    At least the driver knows how to duck... Seriously, Ive seen some pretty horrible and unaware fuel drivers at LGA when I was at LGA... Cutting airplanes off, drving off the plotted roads, under winngs of airplanes there was no intent to fuel etc.
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    I had an closer encounter on a plane with a fuel truck at LGA once. Doesn't surprise me.
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    The only thing that surprises me is that this doesn't happen more often.
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    I see it was a Servisair truck, I was thinking Ogden-Allied Fueled DL at LGA, anybody else notice the MD88 slats are extended, I guess he was starting to taxi. I wonder how long DL's East alley was blocked, probably sucked if they had ATL 757's on Gates 1 & 3 which where probably blocked !

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    IIRC, that alley was quite a congested area with all the RJ's parked at the blastfence, is that still that case?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DHG750R View Post
    IIRC, that alley was quite a congested area with all the RJ's parked at the blastfence, is that still that case?
    pretty much.
    it is mathematically impossible for either hummingbirds, or helicopters to fly. fortunately, neither are aware of this.

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