Lineman Killed In Ground Collision At APF | Aero-News Network
Aero-News Network
RSS icon RSS feed
podcast icon MP3 podcast
Subscribe Aero-News e-mail Newsletter Subscribe

Airborne Unlimited -- Recent Daily Episodes

Episode Date






Airborne On ANN

Airborne 11.30.15

Airborne 11.24.15

Airborne 11.25.15

Airborne 11.19.15

Airborne 11.20.15

Airborne Hi-Def On YouTube

Airborne 11.30.15

Airborne 11.24.15

Airborne 11.25.15

Airborne 11.19.15

Airborne 11.20.15

EAA/ANN AirVenture Innovation Preview

AIP-#1 Vimeo

AIP-#2 Vimeo

AIP-Part 1 YouTube

AIP-Part 2 YouTube

Fri, Feb 16, 2007

Lineman Killed In Ground Collision At APF

Worker Drove Tug Under Parked Plane's Wing

A ground worker at Naples Municipal Airport (APF) in Florida was killed Wednesday night, when he accidentally drove an airport tug under the wing of a parked aircraft, and was pinned between the wing and the ground vehicle.

The Naples Daily News reports the unidentified 46-year-old man had started working at the airport two months before.

"He was still in training," said Naples Airport Authority spokeswoman. "He was a Tech-One, but he was doing the task that he had been signed off for doing... He was working with a Tech-3. He was still being supervised."

Officials say the collision caused a cut on his arm, and internal injuries. He was conscious afterward, and talked with coworkers before he was airlifted to an area hospital. He went into cardiac arrest on the medevac flight, and later died.

The accident cast a pall over operations at the airport, where workers had celebrated the facility's busiest day ever. In addition to extra recreational traffic due to the upcoming President's Day weekend, the airport also hosted several additional corporate aircraft due to a meeting of Fortune 500 CEOs in Naples.

"Everybody's spirits were high, everything came off without a hitch. Everyone was in a great mood and to have something like this happen late in the day like that, everyone is simply shocked," said Foster.

It is the first fatal accident at the Naples airport. The NTSB is investigating.



More News

Airborne 11.30.15: Rutan SkiGull, Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome, NASA-Virgin Galactic

Also: Tecnam P2012, Great Lakes Biplane, USAF X-56A, New IFR Training System, 'Lost In Space' Returns, Laser Strikes, ADS-B Seminar ANN Airborne Link: /index.cfm?do=video.playVideo>[...]

ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (12.01.15)

Legal Ramifications Of The FAA's UAV Registration Program An analysis of the FAA's UAV Registration Task Force compiled by Jonathan Rupprecht of Rupprecht Law, P.A. Rupprecht write>[...]

ANN's Daily Aero-Term (12.01.15): Glideslope Intercept Altitude

The published minimum altitude to intercept the glideslope in the intermediate segment of an instrument approach.>[...]

Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (12.01.15)

“Economic and political events over the last year have impacted some of the fundamentals for growth. As a result, we expect some 400 million fewer people to be traveling in 2>[...]

ANN FAQ: What Does The API Mean To You

Engaging The Aviation World's Pivotal Organizations, Interests And Viewpoints The Airborne Partnership Initiative, we call it the API, is a plan developed by ANN CEO and Editor-In->[...]

blog comments powered by Disqus





© 2007 - 2015 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC