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Hero saves Regional Jet at ORD

Old 2nd Oct 2019, 00:39
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Originally Posted by OldnGrounded
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.
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Old 2nd Oct 2019, 07:47
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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.

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

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