FUEL TRUCK CRASHES STRAIGHT INTO AIRCRAFT WING

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A fuel truck crashed into two planes preparing for departure at Dallas Fort-Worth airport on Monday.

Both jets were Bombardier CRJ-900 aircraft owned by American Eagle, operating Mesa Airlines flights that subsequently had to be cancelled.

The truck, which belongs to Allied Aviation, managed to damage part of the wing and destroy a winglet – the wing tip that tilts upwards – on one aircraft, before driving straight into the wing of the second aircraft.

Both planes were preparing for departure on domestic flights, one bound for Lubbock, Texas, and the other due to fly to Shreveport, Louisiana.

Video shared by reporter Jason Whitely on social media shows the aftermath of the incident.

The winglet of the first jet can be seen with a chunk taken out of it, while the wing of the other aircraft is visible going straight through the truck’s windscreen, with the truck cabin crumpled around it.

Whitely tweeted: “Fuel truck at @DFWAirport crashes into two parked American Eagle jets preparing for departure from Terminal B today.

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