Trucker hauling racehorses hurt after colliding with airplane

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  1. truckaholic001

    truckaholic001 Light Load Member

    Apr 25, 2016
    Trucker hauling racehorses hurt after colliding with airplane


    A truck driver hauling horses was injured yesterday after a collision with a plane at a Kentucky airport.

    The crash occurred around 5:30 a.m. on Thursday, March 12, at the Blue Grass Airport in Lexington, Kentucky.

    According to airport spokesperson Amy Caudill, a truck hauling a horse trailer on an airport ramp collided with a Boeing 727 owned by Tex Sutton Equine Air Transportation, causing the wing of the aircraft to go through the cab of his truck.

    The truck driver was transported to the hospital. His condition is unknown.

    Caudill said that three other people “in the back of the truck” were uninjured.

    The two racehorses on the truck were also unhurt.

    Airport officials say that trucks are allowed on airport ramps in order to transport horses directly from the plane to the trailer.

    The two horses on board the truck are still set to race in the Jeff Ruby Stakes in Florence, Kentucky, on Saturday.

    The incident remains under investigation.

    [​IMG]Michael W. McCarthy@mwmracing
    You can bend steel, but you can't bend The Stiff...your everyday "one semi, one 747" fender bender. Sending good thoughts to our driver...

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  2. tnevin225

    tnevin225 Road Train Member

    Jan 1, 2014
    Love the look on that horses face. WTF:confused:
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  3. "semi" retired

    "semi" retired Road Train Member

    Apr 16, 2014
    high plains colorado
    Nice goin', yutz. I agree, even the horse is thinking, "who's driving these things?"
  4. WildTiger1990

    WildTiger1990 Medium Load Member

    Apr 21, 2015
    Did plane was on neutral and roll back ?
    Or truck driver mixed gas with brake pedal? How in a heck you don't see freaking plane wing coming into you , and do nothing?
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  5. rachi

    rachi Road Train Member

    Feb 25, 2010
    The horse is saying " You got to be ####### kidding me"
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  6. "semi" retired

    "semi" retired Road Train Member

    Apr 16, 2014
    high plains colorado
    The horse is probably worth more than the truck.
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  7. FLtoOKBound

    FLtoOKBound Road Train Member

    Jan 27, 2020
    West Central, FL
    we don't know if the driver suffered any health issues that caused him to do it. For all we know he could have had a heart attack that caused it.
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  8. lovesthedrive

    lovesthedrive Is here to help

    The horse was saying. He just got this job after leaving Swift.
  9. x1Heavy

    x1Heavy Road Train Member

    Mar 5, 2016
    White County, Arkansas
    That plane aint going anywhere after that. It's literally OOS until recertified.
  10. buddyd157

    buddyd157 Road Train Member

    May 25, 2017
    New England area
    like a few of you here, i too have been to airports, and there are speed limits at all times to be obeyed. that truck was going a bit too fast to be doing that much damage.

    the driver, if he did not have a medical issue, will be sued to high hell, for any possible injuries not yet determined for the horse(s). if those are (and i assume they are) race horses or breeders, that can go into the millions of dollars.

    now too, all that damage to that expensive plane!! that ain't gonna be no ordinary plane, most likely has much in the way for the comfort of the horses.

    i'd hate to be in the truckers shoes, flip-flops or boots, if he DID NOT have a medical situation.
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