Blaming a soda for a broken plane, and this time it might be believable


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.

Whoopsie.

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Seth Miller

I'm Seth, also known as the Wandering Aramean. I was bit by the travel bug 30 years ago and there's no sign of a cure. I fly ~200,000 miles annually; these are my stories. You can connect with me on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and .

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