Tractor-trailer carrying horses collides with airplane

Updated Mar 16, 2020

A tractor-trailer collided with an airliner in Kentucky Thursday, March 12.

The truck’s driver was injured when his truck pulling a horse trailer struck the wing of a plane at Blue Grass Airport in Lexington at about 5:30 a.m. The truck was at the airport picking up horses that had been transported there by plane from California.

The plane’s wing went through the cab of the truck, injuring the driver. He was taken to a hospital for treatment. Three other people in the back of the truck were uninjured, and no horses were injured, according to an airport spokesperson.

Trucks picking up or delivering horses for air transport are allowed to drive onto the airport ramp so horses can walk from the plane to the trailer.