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JumpJumpJump
1st Oct 2019, 13:43
Utterly astonishing turn of events at ORD

How would this come to be in the first place?

Bloody great save in the end mind, I hope he gets a raise and a bonus!

https://www.stuff.co.nz/travel/travel-troubles/116238236/runaway-airport-cart-spirals-out-of-control-and-nearly-hits-plane-in-us

standbykid
1st Oct 2019, 14:19
The jet's owner should be sending a very nice thank you! That's awesome, could have ended up horribly.

pineteam
1st Oct 2019, 14:58
Wow impressive! I really hope this guy gets a fat bonus! Good job!

NutLoose
1st Oct 2019, 15:28
Looks like a lady to me.


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Flapsupbedsdown
1st Oct 2019, 15:29
Wow impressive! I really hope this guy gets a fat bonus! Good job!

1 extra month paid leave and free vacation of his choice
👏👏👏

OldnGrounded
1st Oct 2019, 15:51
Looks like a lady to me.


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Yes. The aircraft owner and the catering service provider definitely owe her -- big time.

And someone needs to audit the software for that cart's FCC.

Jet Jockey A4
1st Oct 2019, 16:47
Hero, really?

The man used his brain accordingly to solve an issue and came up with the proper action under the circumstance.

Yes, applaud him, give him a raise or a bonus for his actions but he is no hero.

RatherBeFlying
1st Oct 2019, 16:54
He deserves a fat check from the insurance company and a Hawaii trip with the family.

.Scott
1st Oct 2019, 17:06
The person who did it first enters the frame from the left at about the 6 second mark in the video.
Gender is unclear - but I would guess it is a man.

Paul852
1st Oct 2019, 17:26
Indeed - "hero" isn't the right term here. A hero is someone who puts themself at risk for the greater good.

This man is a hero: www<dot>youtube.com/watch?v=ZEqWh6fl_sA

That's not what happened here.

However, obviously, great reactions and a good job done, worthy of a decent bonus!

UltraFan
1st Oct 2019, 17:49
I'm shocked they have open cab catering trucks. Chicago can get pretty cold in winter. We get pretty cold and ALL our equipment has closed and heated cabs. Apart from caring for people who make money for your company, if this truck had a closed cab, a water crate wouldn't fall on the gas pedal. Just imagine the losses if the tug didn't save the day. Insurance premiums would go up quite a bit. The rise of accountants.

GordonR_Cape
1st Oct 2019, 17:54
BBC version of the video: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-49897529

FightFireWithFire
1st Oct 2019, 18:03
A hero is someone who puts themself at risk for the greater good

Well,even if an aircraft doesn't have the same value as an human, its out of question he put himself at risk by crashing a crazy cart with that cabrio pushback!

flyallan53
1st Oct 2019, 18:07
Thanks; I just wasted 2 minutes of my life by reading the thread, watching the video and posting this!

pattern_is_full
1st Oct 2019, 19:08
In this day and age, seeing the problem, seeing the solution, and implementing it in a very timely manner is heroic. "Above and beyond" the norm.

Heroism is not just about physical courage - although the hero in this case was also at some physical risk.

OldnGrounded
1st Oct 2019, 19:54
In this day and age, seeing the problem, seeing the solution, and implementing it in a very timely manner is heroic. "Above and beyond" the norm.

Heroism is not just about physical courage - although the hero in this case was also at some physical risk.

The Cambridge Dictionary says a hero is "a person admired for bravery, great achievements, or good qualities." That ramp worker qualifies in my book.

Longtimer
1st Oct 2019, 20:11
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/ohare-airport-cart-video-tarmac-chicago-worker-561886201.html

The cart narrowly missed numerous employees standing in the area before Manalang, an Envoy ramp instructor, "jumped onto a push-back tug and intercepted the cart at just the right moment, flipping it over and out of harm's way."

RickNRoll
1st Oct 2019, 22:21
Hero, really?

The man used his brain accordingly to solve an issue and came up with the proper action under the circumstance.

Yes, applaud him, give him a raise or a bonus for his actions but he is no hero.


There is a good chance the cart could have flipped and injured him.

b1lanc
1st Oct 2019, 22:36
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/ohare-airport-cart-video-tarmac-chicago-worker-561886201.html

The cart narrowly missed numerous employees standing in the area before Manalang, an Envoy ramp instructor, "jumped onto a push-back tug and intercepted the cart at just the right moment, flipping it over and out of harm's way."

Interesting how many employees stayed so close and watched it but note that one person pulled another worker (injured maybe) away from the cart and under the wing. Wonder how much fuel was in the wings??? Maybe not a hero but the cart could have changed it's mind and things ended up a lot worse. I'd say the cart is a candidate for Denver's baggage handling system....

Lord Farringdon
1st Oct 2019, 23:17
There is a good chance the cart could have flipped and injured him.

Yes there were a few people who could have been injured in this but fortunately nobody it seems to have been. Maybe it was just the distant imagery but I got the distinct impression everyone was quite calm with no gesticulating, shouting or flapping of arms. It's seems they calmly assessed the situation long enough to determine there was only one course of action, and took it. Couple of things I noted.

Was he the driver or perhaps a guy who got hit by the cart that was picked up off the ground and moved out of harms way in the early part of the video? So there's a pat on the back for the guy who picked him up. He quite possibly prevented a serious injury.

One guy looks like he was thinking about climbing aboard the machine but then found himself in an awkward position and had to run to avoid getting sandwiched between the cart and the aircraft nose. A lucky escape from injury.

I also noted the guy in the front with his back to the camera. He seemed to be the guy who assessed that one more crazy cart spin and the aircraft would be toast and gave the 'kill' order to the pushback operator.

The pushback operator is commended for carrying out his work thoroughly and not stopping his lunge until he was absolutely sure the crazy cart was terminated!!

So bit of a team effort really. Hero's? Well, maybe a little overused today but certainly a ballsy effort that saved damage to the aircraft. Hopefully a few guys get appropriately recognised.

VH DSJ
2nd Oct 2019, 00:39
The Cambridge Dictionary says a hero is "a person admired for bravery, great achievements, or good qualities." That ramp worker qualifies in my book.

Absolutely agree. You see him running in from top left of screen and almost get hit by runaway catering vehicle to jump in to the pushback buggy and save the day. Thatís a heroic effort in my book.

There also appears to be someone injured who fell to their feet twice.

Imagegear
2nd Oct 2019, 07:47
The old saying "There are people who fix things and there are people who around when things get fixed"

Plenty of watchers are around, paralysed and unable to think straight, or not wanting to risk getting involved, but remaining a risk to themselves. Others try to resolve the problem without considering the issue rationally and consequently they put themselves and others at greater risk. Eventually, the right man for the task appears, views the developing catastrophe in the round, assesses the risks and acts decisively to get the issue under control in the safest way, with the tools at hand. Finally, and decisively, totally disabling the truck to the point that it can no longer threaten anything or anybody.

I am sure that this ramp supervisor person has been placed in that role because he/she is a thinker, problem solver, and cares about the welfare of staff. A hero? no, but someone well worthy of an award, and promotion into an even more responsible role.

This is the USA, and having experienced personally the gratitude of Senior Management when one of their own has excelled and gone above and beyond the call of duty. I trust all affected companies will do the right thing.

IG

Auxtank
2nd Oct 2019, 14:26
This is what happens when there isn't a private jet parked 3' away.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7KvxOuC7Bhc