Huge 747 lands on Van; Driver Soils Himself; News at 11:00

A Cargolux Boeing 747-400 freighter on a flight from Barcelona to Luxembourg was cleared to land on Luxembourg’s runway 24 in low visibility due to fog, when one of the tires from the large jumbo jetliner impacted the roof of a van parked on the runway at 12:53 local time. The airplane landed safely, the driver of the van escaped with just a shock, the van received substantial damage, the airplane suffered damage to the tire.

First preliminary results of the investigations into the incident were released on Saturday stating, that the van had been cleared to enter the runway to perform maintenance work. At that time the Cargolux Boeing had not yet begun its approach.
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  1. dwegmull Avatar

    Was the van a UD or a Freightliner?

    1. UDman Avatar

      Oh very funny… However, since this is in Europe, it is safe to assume that its a Mercedes Sprinter.

  2. highmileage_v1 Avatar

    I'm thinking there is a big puddle of brown stuff in the driver's seat!

  3. engineerd Avatar

    The roof
    The roof
    The roof is a runway
    The roof
    The roof
    The roof is a runway
    We don't need no concrete bring the f****in' van out
    Bring the f***in' van out.

  4. Froggmann Avatar

    Video at 11!
    [youtube Tpx6o4gvmXE youtube]

  5. CptSevere Avatar

    Boy, that'll wake you up. I'm guessing the van guy, after changing his pants, applied for a nice safe job in the terminal, away from crazy shit that drops from the sky.

  6. FuzzyPlushroom Avatar

    The van seat you are viewing has been pissed in. Film at eleven.