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Pilot hit by ground vehicle during walk-around!

Old 4th May 2016, 14:01
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Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: Dubai, UAE
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Heard two days ago that he unfortunately passed away from his injuries, condolences to his family. All the ramp staff involved have been dismissed and the driver of the vehicle is in jail.
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Old 4th May 2016, 14:50
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Incorrect. The pilot in question has not passed away.

Please check your facts carefully if you are going to make assertions of this nature.
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Old 4th May 2016, 15:01
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Incorrect. The pilot in question has not passed away.

Please check your facts carefully if you are going to make assertions of this nature.
Normally, I ignore incorrect gen but gulfs post was incorrect information far and above forgiveness. I'm with Biff, when you post something like that you better make damn sure your info is 100% spot on.

Rant over
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Old 4th May 2016, 16:44
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Biff and Evan...

You seem to know what has happened. Why don't you shed some light on our colleague that is obviously dealing with troubled times. This incident could happen to any of us, and so far i've only seen thread drifts and a debate on how professional the walk around is.

This is a rumor network. Please search the definition of rumor. Pilots Professional Factual Network (PPFANE) is still under construction.

Back to the thread... a ground dispatcher told me the same as midnight flier. Of course, he probably only heard what somebody told him who relied on what somebody told him, and so on.

I now see post 60, which states he's recovering slowly (which would be a better scenario).

If you know what happened, spill it, because a lot of us don't know.

All the best to everyone involved and wishing my colleague a speedy recovery.

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Old 4th May 2016, 16:52
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Biff and Evan...

You seem to know what has happened.
Captain: I've never claimed I knew what was happening to this poor individual so I can't imagine what makes you think I do, can't speak for Biff though.

The point I was trying to make (obviously badly) was that there is a difference between killing someone off and offering condolences to their family to saying that airline A is ordering Boeings when in fact they are ordering Airbus.

The most important thing is that the guy is making a recovery, albeit a slow one according to a PPRuNer.
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Old 5th May 2016, 16:34
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Captain. Suffice to say that the pilot in question suffered injuries from which he is recovering slowly.

If I did have more information (which I don't), I'm not certain that the wider rumour network has any right to the gritty details.

Suffice to say that it's an unfortunate accident - and if nothing else we should be vigilant in an always high threat environment. Additionally, I would be fairly certain that the ground handling department will be reviewing their practices and standards to avoid any repeat.

PPFANE - brilliant! Will keep an eye out for that one...
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Old 5th May 2016, 18:28
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Wouldn't it be just better, simpler and more respectful for the company to inform us of the incident and keep us updated on the progress of one of our colleagues rather than hiding it from us?
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