Sunday, November 27, 2016

Incident occurred November 27, 2016 at Minneapolis-St Paul International Airport (KMSP), Minnesota

Two people were injured Sunday morning when an airport catering truck went headfirst over a barricade at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport.

The LSG Sky Chefs truck fell into a tunnel that leads to the airfield and Terminal 1 about 11:30 a.m. Sunday, according to airport spokesman Patrick Hogan.

No one knows why the truck upended, Hogan said. It took more than five hours to move the truck into a horizontal position again. Outside help had to be brought in to assist. Air traffic was not delayed due to the crash, Hogan said.

The driver and passenger walked out of the van but were taken to the hospital with injuries that weren’t life-threatening.

There have been tunnel accidents before, Hogan said, but “this is the first one we’ve had to my knowledge where the vehicle has actually gone over the barrier and into the tunnel roadway below.”


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