Friday, February 20, 2015

Unusual Airline Collision ~ RAM v Saudi!

An unusual collision occurred at dawn on Thursday between a RAM (Royal Air Maroc) service vehicle and a Saudi airliner. Fortunately both were on the ground at the time. The incident took place at the King Abdulaziz international airport in Jeddah

The accident occurred around 3.14 am, when the unit was crossing an area reserved for aircraft to access the maintenance hangar. No passengers were on board the aircraft at the time.

The Moroccan driver of the vehicle was slightly injured and was evacuated to a clinic, said the spokesman of the Saudi civil aviation authority. The RAM car struck the right engine of the aircraft, causing considerable damage.

The Saudi Bureau of Aircraft Accident Investigation has launched an investigation.

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