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Pickup truck hits plane at Philadelphia airport; driver hurt

Written by The Associated Press | Mar 14, 2016 1:50 PM
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(Philadelphia) -- Authorities say a pickup truck ran into a parked jet at Philadelphia International Airport, sending the pickup driver to the hospital.

Airport spokeswoman Mary Flannery said the Air Wisconsin regional jet flown by American Eagle was struck just before 1 p.m. Monday at a gate at Terminal F.

No passengers or crew were aboard the aircraft. Flannery said the truck was driven by an airport vendor and was authorized to be on the tarmac.

Both the aircraft and the truck were damaged. The jet was taken out of service and a replacement plane was assigned for the flight to Cincinnati.

The truck driver was taken to Penn Presbyterian Hospital, where there was no immediate word about his condition.

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