Trucks, Airplanes Collide

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An airplane was landing, an airport worker was driving a pickup truck, and somehow the two collided ... not much else is clear yet in the incident that took place at Cable Airport in Upland, Calif., on Wednesday morning. The airplane hit the driver's side of the truck. The pilot was not hurt, but the driver suffered serious injuries. Michael Stewart, vice president of Cable Airport, told The Daily Bulletin that the airplane skidded off the runway and hit the truck. The NTSB is investigating. Meanwhile, nearly halfway around the world, a Piper Cub ran into a truck in Japan. Pilot href="http://www.kirkflyingvet.com/aviationhome.aspx" target="_blank">Maurice Kirk suffered minor injuries after the engine quit above mountainous terrain and he made an emergency landing on a highway construction site, about 150 miles north of Tokyo. Kirk is partway through a multiyear round-the-world trip in his 1943 Cub. He was en route to Hiroshima, where he had planned to have the Cub crated and shipped to Alaska to continue his journey, after being refused transit across Russia's airspace. The Cub was badly damaged.