Truck driver smashes into parked jet after fainting behind the wheel …
Terrifying moment truck driver smashes into jet filled with passengers after fainting behind the wheel at Mexican airport
- Dramatic security video shows a truck ramming into the fuselage of a parked Viva Aerobus at Guadalajara International Airport on Friday
- The airline said that the driver fainted while driving, causing him to lost control and hit the jet before it was set to take off for Los Angeles International Airport
- The extent of the driver’s injuries are unknown; the passengers were placed on a second aircraft and completed their flight later in the evening
This is the terrifying moment a driver fainted behind the wheel and slammed his truck into jet filled with passengers at an airport in western Mexico.
The dramatic footage shows the truck approaching a Viva Aerobus plane before ramming into its fuselage last Friday.
The aircraft was due to depart from Guadalajara International Airport to Los Angeles but all of the passengers had to get off after a hole was left in the rear of the aircraft.
The driver was operating a catering truck and delivering food to another airplane in the vicinity when he suddenly lost consciousness, Viva Aerobus said in a statement.
A security camera at Guadalajara International Airport captures the moment a catering truck crashed into the fuselage of a parked Viva Aerobus jet last Friday. The airline said the driver fainted behind the wheel. None of the passengers or crew onboard were injured
Viva Aerobus said that none of the passengers or crew staff suffered injuries after a catering truck (right) slammed into one of its parked airplanes at Guadalajara International Airport on Friday
The fuselage of a Viva Aerobus airlines was destroyed after the driver of a catering truck fainted behind the wheel and crashed into the parked jet that was awaiting to leave from Guadalajara International Airport to Los Angeles International Airport last Friday
Crew onboard the Viva Aerobus jet were able to safely remove all of the passengers from the airplane.
None of the customers or crew were injured.
The extent of driver’s injuries were not revealed to the press.
The customers were transferred to a second aircraft and eventually completed the trip to Los Angeles later in the day.
Passengers are seen exiting a Viva Aerobus airplane in Guadalajara, Mexico, after a catering truck crashed into and destroyed its fuselage just moments before the aircraft was set to depart to Los Angeles
Passengers were placed on a second aircraft that completed the trip to Los Angeles after the frightening accident
The Mexican airport accident comes nearly four months after two airport firemen died after their firetruck slammed into a LATAM Airlines plane as it was about to take off from Lima International Airport.
The bizarre security camera footage showed the truck speeding down the runway and directly into the path of the jet that was carrying 120 passengers.
The airplane could be seen hitting the firetruck head on, causing it to catch fire as the area immediately became engulfed in flames and smoke.
In May 2017, an Aeromexico airplane hit a catering truck moments after it had landed at Los Angeles International Airport, leaving eight workers aboard the vehicle with injuries.
- ^ Adry Torres For Dailymail.com (www.dailymail.co.uk)
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