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A collision, and no one was aboard!

Old 23rd Apr 2022, 20:58
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A collision, and no one was aboard!

Words fail me...

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Old 24th Apr 2022, 00:55
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No one taught the Tesla to recognise a plane?
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Old 25th Apr 2022, 16:49
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Maybe the Tesla was trying to mate with the plane. I bet the result would be a really cute Terrus ….
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Old 25th Apr 2022, 17:52
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Old 27th Apr 2022, 17:10
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Hope the car is insured for airside risk, otherwise someone could be seriously out of pocket.

Always worries me when people drive cars on airfields in uk - Most people are not aware that the small print in most car insurance policies specifically excludes use on airfields or aerodromes.

Was aware of a very unpleasant situation where someone reversed into helicopter causing hundreds of thousands of pounds damage - claimed on their insurance to be met with a loud laugh and a suggestion that they read their policy. Car owner / driver promptly told the helicopter owner that the insurance had refused to pay out so that was that. Ended up in court. Car owner / driver proven negligent - went bankrupt and lost house. Helicopter owner only got half of what he was out of pocket.

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Old 27th Apr 2022, 18:50
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Though by no means absolute, I think in some cases, depending upon the [hull] insurance on the aircraft, the aircraft insurance would pay for repairs to the aircraft, after all that's what it was insured for. But the insurer is certain to sue back the car owner and insurance. I just wonder what happens when you get the car owner to court, and they say that they were not driving it! - It's silly, but true! Now, if the same person owns the car and the plane, I'd bet that the insurer is going to laugh off both claims!
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Old 27th Apr 2022, 19:48
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"I just wonder what happens when you get the car owner to court, and they say that they were not driving it!"
Who sent the instruction to move to the car?
It gets interesting if the car owner gave someone the iPhone and told them to "Fetch" it.
There's law on accidents after giving someone your car keys: valet parking, service garage, your mate.
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