A truck driver transporting a horse trailer crashed into an airplane Thursday morning at Kentucky’s Blue Grass Airport.
Photos of the tractor-trailer, owned by Brookledge Inc. hit the side of a Tex Sutton airplane, nicknamed “AIR HORSE ONE”, causing the Boeing 727’s wing to go through the truck’s cab, according to the airport’s spokeswoman, Amy Caudill. Photos of the damage were posted on Twitter
The driver was injured and transported to the hospital, however the severity of his injuries weren’t immediately released. Caudill said the truck was on the ramp picking up horses that arrived from San Bernardino, California earlier that morning. The airport allows trucks and horse trailers onto the ramp to get horses into the trailer straight from the plane, Caudill said. To her knowledge, the two horses on the truck were fine, along with three people who were in the back of the truck at the time of the impact.
The carrier, Brook Ledge Inc, is a 313 power-unit fleet based out of Oley, Pennsylvania specializes in horse transportation both domestically via truck, and domestic and international air travel through their wholly own subsidiary, Horse America. Started in 1955, Brook Ledge has three locations in PA, KY and FL.