Quick-thinking crew member stops runaway cart from striking airplane on tarmac

first_imgaapsky/iStock(CHICAGO) — A quick-thinking airport employee averted a bad accident when a catering cart spun out of control on the tarmac of Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport. The dramatic incident was caught on video by a passenger inside the terminal. Employees were servicing an American Airlines jet when their catering cart suddenly lurched out of control and began spinning wildly on its own. Dr. Kevin Klauer, who shot the video Monday, said it appeared that a case of bottled water fell off the vehicle and lodged under the accelerator. Ground crew members leaped aside as the cart careered around and around. An employee was knocked to the ground and pulled to safety by another worker.Other employees tried to reach out to stop the vehicle as its circular path took it closer to the nose of the airplane, but the cart was moving too fast. Suddenly, as seen in the video, a man ran up from behind the others and snuck past the spinning cart by narrowly jumping between it and the plane. He then disappeared out of frame for a moment, during which time he appeared to start up a forklift vehicle.On its final loop, the cart was heading right for the nose of the jet — when the employee steered the forklift into its path, crashing into the cart and knocking it away from the plane. The force of the crash toppled the cart onto its side and sent bottles and other items flying, but the plane was unharmed and it appeared there were no injuries.In a statement released after the incident, American Airlines officials said they were investigating the mishap. “Preliminary reports indicate that the accelerator became stuck and caused the catering cart to lose control,” the statement said. “No American Airlines team members were injured and the incident resulted in one 10 minute flight delay.” “We appreciate the quick action of our team member who stopped the vehicle,” the statement added. “Safety is our top priority and we are working with our partners to investigate the incident.”Copyright © 2019, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Governor Wolf Announces Disaster Relief Funding Available for Philadelphia, Delaware County Farms

first_img Environment,  Human Services,  Press Release,  Public Health,  Weather Safety Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today notified farmland owners in Philadelphia and Delaware counties that they are eligible to receive disaster relief funding from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).“This year was unprecedented and unpredictable, with weather conditions that challenged farmers across the state,” said Governor Wolf. “This funding will be crucial to help those producers protect their investments and recoup some of their losses. I encourage anyone eligible in Philadelphia or Delaware counties to apply for this valuable federal relief.”The funding will help with losses caused by disasters that occurred during the 2018 crop year, such as excessive heat and drought. It is the result of a Secretarial disaster declaration and can include emergency loans from the federal Farm Service Agency (FSA).Eligible farmers can apply for loans for up to eight months after a Secretarial disaster declaration, and should contact their local FSA office for assistance. More information on USDA’s disaster assistance program, including county lists and maps, can be found at http://disaster.fsa.usda.gov. Governor Wolf Announces Disaster Relief Funding Available for Philadelphia, Delaware County Farms November 08, 2018center_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Chelsea in charge of Pedro pursuit

first_imgChelsea are in pole position to sign Pedro after Manchester United’s interest in the Barcelona winger cooled. Press Association Pedro is reportedly available for a fee of £22million, but senior figures at Old Trafford say doubts in the player’s mind over the move led United boss Louis van Gaal to end the pursuit. The Spain forward would add to Jose Mourinho’s attacking options and his potential arrival could lead to a move away from Stamford Bridge for Juan Cuadrado. Cuadrado, a January arrival from Fiorentina, has struggled to impose himself on the Blues and has been linked with a return to Italy. Chelsea have one point from their opening two games of the season and are also looking to strengthen in defence. John Stones has been the subject of a reported three failed bids, with Everton determined to hold on to the England centre back. The Blues play at West Brom on Sunday and at home to Crystal Palace on Saturday week prior to the closure of the transfer window on Tuesday, September 1, by when Mourinho will hope to have bolstered his options in attack and defence. center_img Premier League champions Chelsea, reeling from their worst start to a season in 17 years, are understood to be interested in the Spanish forward. It is not clear how far negotiations for the 28-year-old have progressed, but United now appear to have conceded defeat in the race for his signature, handing the initiative to Chelsea. last_img read more