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Runaway Catering Cart at ORD

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Many years ago a friend who was an airport ground ops guy was patrolling the ramp when he saw a large LD4 cargo container blowing across the ramp in a dust storm. When it headed toward a UPS 767 he rammed it with his truck. City gave him 3 days off without pay for damaging the truck. Too bad it was before internet video. He might have been a hero instead of several hundred dollars poorer.
 

NavyOffRec

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Many years ago a friend who was an airport ground ops guy was patrolling the ramp when he saw a large LD4 cargo container blowing across the ramp in a dust storm. When it headed toward a UPS 767 he rammed it with his truck. City gave him 3 days off without pay for damaging the truck. Too bad it was before internet video. He might have been a hero instead of several hundred dollars poorer.
The guy that put him home for 3 days didn't understand the following concept: cost of truck repairs < cost of airplane repairs
 

HAL Pilot

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The guy that put him home for 3 days didn't understand the following concept: cost of truck repairs < cost of airplane repairs
He went with cost to City > $0. He didn’t work for an airline and didn’t care about the cost of airplane repairs.

Typical airport operations response today too.

Ever since I first say that video a few days ago, I’ve wondered why no one just pushed the cart over. It was on 2 wheels and barely balanced. A small push would have done it.
 
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