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Hero saves Regional Jet at ORD

Old 1st Oct 2019, 13:43
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Hero saves Regional Jet at ORD

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/trave...ts-plane-in-us

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Old 1st Oct 2019, 14:19
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The jet's owner should be sending a very nice thank you! That's awesome, could have ended up horribly.
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Wow impressive! I really hope this guy gets a fat bonus! Good job!
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Looks like a lady to me.


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Originally Posted by pineteam
Wow impressive! I really hope this guy gets a fat bonus! Good job!
1 extra month paid leave and free vacation of his choice
👏👏👏
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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.
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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.
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He deserves a fat check from the insurance company and a Hawaii trip with the family.
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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.
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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!
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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.
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BBC version of the video: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-49897529
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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!
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Thanks; I just wasted 2 minutes of my life by reading the thread, watching the video and posting this!
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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.
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Originally Posted by pattern_is_full
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.
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https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/loca...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."
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Originally Posted by Jet Jockey A4
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.
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Originally Posted by Longtimer
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/loca...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....
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Originally Posted by RickNRoll
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.
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