When American Airlines suggested that soda spilling might be responsible for the failing of seat mounts on some of their planes recently it was laughable to many, self included. The news today of a soda causing damage to a plane is rather more believable, if not equally wacky. A catering truck crashed in to an AirTran 717 parked at the gate in Milwaukee late last week. The truck hit the plane at a fuselage joint point causing notable damage to the aircraft. As for how it happened, the driver reported that a beverage can became lodged under the brake pedal, preventing the truck from stopping before hitting the plane.
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… and the keg of beer shifted and jammed the steering wheel???
Sorry, Delta, but these 717s come “as is.” But that catering truck dent should buff right out.
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