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SALT LAKE CITY — A fixed-base operator maintenance employee was hospitalized after crashing into a private plane at Salt Lake City International Airport Thursday morning, officials said.
The employee was driving a Ford F-250 on the east side of the airfield at about 6 a.m. when he struck the plane, according to Salt Lake City International Airport spokeswoman Nancy Volmer.
“(The pickup) hit an aircraft that was parked on the Atlantic Aviation ramp,” she said. “It hit the plane’s wing and spun around before going off into a field area.”
Volmer said the driver had to be extricated from the vehicle and was transported to a local hospital. She said she was unsure of the man's condition.
Nobody was inside the plane at the time of the crash.
Volmer said it is unclear what caused the crash and that it remains under investigation. She added there was “substantial damage” to both the truck and the plane, but was unsure of the exact cost. The crash did not impact travel at the airport.
More information will be added as soon as it is made available.