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Uber Driver Says He Was Struck by Plane That Crashed on 405 Freeway

BurgerTiime

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http://ktla.com/2017/06/30/uber-driver-says-he-was-struck-by-plane-that-crashed-on-405-freeway/
An Uber driver said his pickup truck was struck by a small plane that crashed on the 405 Freeway in Orange County on Friday.





Uber driver Blackstone Hamilton looks at his damaged truck after a plane crash on June 30, 2017. (Credit: Southern Counties News)

The crash occurred around 9:30 a.m. when a Cessna 310 had some kind of malfunction and the pilot tried unsuccessfully to return to John Wayne Airport.

The plane hit the southbound freeway in the area of MacArthur Boulevard. Its two occupants were hospitalized with traumatic injuries, authorities said.

Uber driver Blackstone Hamilton said his blue Toyota Tacoma pickup truck was spun around by the impact of the plane. He at first thought the truck was hit by a big rig.


A tow truck arrives to remove Hamilton Blackstone’s truck from the 405 Freeway on June 30, 2017. (Credit: KTLA)

Speaking to a freelance news photographer, Hamilton said he had a passenger in the pickup when the truck was hit.

“Saw flames all around us,” Hamilton said. ”Essentially, I was just trying to regain control of my vehicle. At the end of that, checked my passenger, made sure he was OK and gave each other a hug – that we were still alive.”

The truck has serious damage to both sides of its rear end.

Hamilton said the truck was pushed into the freeway’s center divider.

Caltrans District 12 indicated that four to six vehicles were hit by the plane, but no one was injured.
Updated interview:
http://abc7.com/news/uber-driver-describes-moment-plane-clipped-his-car-on-405/2168859/
 
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tohunt4me

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http://ktla.com/2017/06/30/uber-driver-says-he-was-struck-by-plane-that-crashed-on-405-freeway/
An Uber driver said his pickup truck was struck by a small plane that crashed on the 405 Freeway in Orange County on Friday.





Uber driver Blackstone Hamilton looks at his damaged truck after a plane crash on June 30, 2017. (Credit: Southern Counties News)

The crash occurred around 9:30 a.m. when a Cessna 310 had some kind of malfunction and the pilot tried unsuccessfully to return to John Wayne Airport.

The plane hit the southbound freeway in the area of MacArthur Boulevard. Its two occupants were hospitalized with traumatic injuries, authorities said.

Uber driver Blackstone Hamilton said his blue Toyota Tacoma pickup truck was spun around by the impact of the plane. He at first thought the truck was hit by a big rig.


A tow truck arrives to remove Hamilton Blackstone’s truck from the 405 Freeway on June 30, 2017. (Credit: KTLA)

Speaking to a freelance news photographer, Hamilton said he had a passenger in the pickup when the truck was hit.

“Saw flames all around us,” Hamilton said. ”Essentially, I was just trying to regain control of my vehicle. At the end of that, checked my passenger, made sure he was OK and gave each other a hug – that we were still alive.”

The truck has serious damage to both sides of its rear end.

Hamilton said the truck was pushed into the freeway’s center divider.

Caltrans District 12 indicated that four to six vehicles were hit by the plane, but no one was injured.
Cant even crash a plane without hitting an Uber nowadays !
SATURATION.
 

jfinks

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More like a driver driving a vehicle that he wasn't approved to drive.

I bet Uber covers nothing and his insurance covers nothing.

Maybe the pilot's insurance will cover something though.
Yep for sure, shouldn't have been driving that. But the plane would have hit a 4 door car also. Unfortunate situation all around.
 

tohunt4me

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You can register any car as a 2nd vehicle. My two door muscle car was approved. Another driver on the forum registered a Corvette and Uber approved it.
The truck does have back doors. Just have to open the front doors to open them.
Turning propellers can be scary.
Lucky for all things turned out as good as they did.

http://ktla.com/2017/06/30/uber-driver-says-he-was-struck-by-plane-that-crashed-on-405-freeway/
An Uber driver said his pickup truck was struck by a small plane that crashed on the 405 Freeway in Orange County on Friday.





Uber driver Blackstone Hamilton looks at his damaged truck after a plane crash on June 30, 2017. (Credit: Southern Counties News)

The crash occurred around 9:30 a.m. when a Cessna 310 had some kind of malfunction and the pilot tried unsuccessfully to return to John Wayne Airport.

The plane hit the southbound freeway in the area of MacArthur Boulevard. Its two occupants were hospitalized with traumatic injuries, authorities said.

Uber driver Blackstone Hamilton said his blue Toyota Tacoma pickup truck was spun around by the impact of the plane. He at first thought the truck was hit by a big rig.


A tow truck arrives to remove Hamilton Blackstone’s truck from the 405 Freeway on June 30, 2017. (Credit: KTLA)

Speaking to a freelance news photographer, Hamilton said he had a passenger in the pickup when the truck was hit.

“Saw flames all around us,” Hamilton said. ”Essentially, I was just trying to regain control of my vehicle. At the end of that, checked my passenger, made sure he was OK and gave each other a hug – that we were still alive.”

The truck has serious damage to both sides of its rear end.

Hamilton said the truck was pushed into the freeway’s center divider.

Caltrans District 12 indicated that four to six vehicles were hit by the plane, but no one was injured.
Updated interview:
http://abc7.com/news/uber-driver-describes-moment-plane-clipped-his-car-on-405/2168859/
Four to six vehiclles were hit by the plane.
One was an uber.
So, 1/4 to 1/6 of the vehicles on road are Uber ?
Driving around 50% of the time or more empty.
Soooooo
1/8 of Global Warming is caused by Uber !?!?
 

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Trafficat

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You can register any car as a 2nd vehicle. My two door muscle car was approved. Another driver on the forum registered a Corvette and Uber approved it.
That's awesome. I think a pax might love a ride in a Corvette or a Mustang. Uber should approve any vehicle IMO. Pax should declare number of passengers when they make a ride request, and it should just ping vehicles with enough seats, and also have a luggage checkbox. If that's too complicated, the default check boxes could be 4 pax and luggage. If I pinged an Uber and I was by myself it would be awesome to get picked up by a corvette.
 

PrestonT

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The truck does have back doors. Just have to open the front doors to open them.
Turning propellers can be scary.
Lucky for all things turned out as good as they did.
Uber requires four fully and independently opening doors.
 

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