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    It is difficult to image how a driver could do that. How could the driver NOT SEE that big wing right in front of him? I wonder if the plane was pushed back into the truck?

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    Quote Originally Posted by hemmjo View Post
    It is difficult to image how a driver could do that. How could the driver NOT SEE that big wing right in front of him? I wonder if the plane was pushed back into the truck?
    I think you're right. It appears the truck may have entered the scene, the driver exited and subsequently the plane was pushed back into the truck while the driver was tending to some duty (the truck's lamps were still on).

    If the truck was driven into the wing, there would be evidence of how the driver exited or how he/she would have been extracted. The passenger side doesn't look seem to be a likely alternate exit, either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hemmjo View Post
    It is difficult to image how a driver could do that. How could the driver NOT SEE that big wing right in front of him? I wonder if the plane was pushed back into the truck?
    If the plane was being pushed back, how could the aircraft marshals NOT SEE that big truck on the tarmac?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Karl_H View Post
    If the plane was being pushed back, how could the aircraft marshals NOT SEE that big truck on the tarmac?
    I wish we knew the real story.... by any assessment, someone messed up big time!!!!

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    Trucks run into aircraft all the time, but usually it's the food trucks, baggage carts, refueling trucks, or de-icing booms that hit them. In this case the truck was probably worth more than the aircraft.

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    I witnessed a box truck drive into a wing of a Navy A6 at the Dayton, Ohio airshow years ago. The wing cleared the cab, but pushed into the truck box. Not a lot of damage to the plane, but the Navy guys were not happy about being stuck in an Air Force town for a few days until repairs and inspections were made.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hemmjo View Post
    It is difficult to image how a driver could do that. How could the driver NOT SEE that big wing right in front of him? I wonder if the plane was pushed back into the truck?
    Nope - aircraft was parked. See https://cdllife.com/2020/trucker-hau...with-airplane/ for other photos and more detail

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    And now we know "The rest of the story" Thanks

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    A truck driver told me those pods on the wings of airplanes are used for spraying chemicals.
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