Fuel Truck Takes Out Two CRJs


An errant fuel truck careened between two American Airlines CRJs Monday morning at DFW, disabling both and causing the flights to be canceled. News reports say that a flight attendant on one of the CRJs was “evaluated and released” after the accident. No word on the driver of the fuel truck; in fact, it’s unclear if the truck was occupied at the time of the incident. The aircraft were parked at the gate.

“A vendor’s fueling truck impacted two parked Bombardier CRJ-900 aircraft,” said American Airlines in a statement to local news outlet WFAA. “No passengers or crew members were seriously injured. American is reviewing the incident in coordination with the vendor.”

The flights, to Shreveport and Lubbock, were canceled.

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KITPLANES Editor in Chief Marc Cook has been in aviation journalism for more than 30 years. He is a 4000-hour instrument-rated, multi-engine pilot with experience in nearly 150 types. He’s completed two kit aircraft, an Aero Designs Pulsar XP and a Glasair Sportsman 2+2, and currently flies a 2002 GlaStar.

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  1. Frankly, I’m more amazed that the person taking the video held their phone sideways. I’m tired of amateur videos that look like they were shot through a keyhole, the ‘vidiot’ rapidly panning left and right to capture the whole scene because they’re holding the phone vertical. Turn the phone sideways!

    But, that wing sure is strong! I bet the whole plane jumped a few feet, likely toppling the flight attendant inside and causing their injury.