Truck gets jammed under Wizz Air plane

a large air plane on a runway at an airport (C) Provided by The Independent

A truck became wedged underneath a Wizz Air plane while it was preparing for a flight from Gdansk, Poland. The aircraft was reportedly due to set off for Stockholm on 5 January, but during preparations a ground services vehicle, which was there to supply the jet with water, somehow got jammed underneath. It is understood to have become stuck when the truck reversed and got caught on the plane's landing gear (the wheels that support the aircraft during takeoff and landing), reports Polish website

Pictures taken of the collision and shared online show the vehicle fully stuck underneath.

#Incidente Un Airbus A320neo (HA-LJB) entregado a #WizzAir en julio del 2020, colisiono con un camion en el aeropuerto de Gdansk, Polonia. De acuerdo con fuentes locales al momento del choque la aeronave y el vehiculo se encontraban vacios, por lo que nadie resulto herido.

-- EnElAire (@En_ElAire) January 7, 2021

According to a spokesperson from GdaA?sk's Lech WaA?A?sa Airport, no one was injured in the incident - there were no passengers on the plane at the time, and the truck's driver was unhurt. The flight was accommodated by another plane and took off with a slight delay, while the original aircraft will have to undergo a safety inspection.

The Independent has contacted Wizz Air for comment. It's not the first on-the-ground collision at an airport. At Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport in July 2019, two planes collided.

An easyJet aircraft crashed into a KLM plane during pushback - when an aircraft leaves the gate ready for take-off. Both aircraft were damaged due to the contact. One passenger onboard the easyJet flight, from Amsterdam to London Gatwick, said the plane's wing was "lodged" into the KLM aircraft's tail.

A statement from easyJet at the time said: "EasyJet can confirm that two aircraft made contact during pushback from stand, one of which was easyJet flight EJU8868 from Amsterdam to London Gatwick. "Passengers have now disembarked into the terminal where they have been provided with updates and refreshment vouchers. The flight is now due to be operated by a replacement aircraft.

"The safety of its passengers and crew is easyJet's highest priority and an investigation has been launched in line with procedure to understand what happened."

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