Global Express carrying Microsoft co-founder delayed, wing
It seems that lately
there have been an increasing number of collisions between ground
vehicles and expensive aircraft at international airports. A few
weeks ago two BWIA aircraft, including one of their two Airbus
A340's, were damaged by baggage handling vehicles, resulting in
very expensive repairs and significant lost income.
On Friday an Asiana Airport Service vehicle slammed into
Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen's Global Express super-long-haul
business jet. The aircraft was on the ramp at Inchon Airport in
Korea, waiting to taxi onto a runway, when the passenger van ran
into the aircraft's left wing. As a result, Allen's departure from
Korea was delayed for a couple of hours while they made alternate
arrangements for travel to their ultimate destination in Athens,
Greece, no doubt for the Summer Olympics.