A Dragonair flight was preparing to takeoff from the Hong Kong airport for Penang, Malaysia, when it ran into a little problem — a van.
Surveillance video from yesterday shows a grey delivery van driving straight toward the taxiing passenger plane , taking a sharp turn right into one of its engines and being dragged along the tarmac.
The driver was lucky to have survived the crash. Photos from the accident show tha van’s roof crushed and the driver unconscious.
According to Apple Daily, the driver surnamed Cheng had worked overtime in recent months and his weariness may have led to the bizarre accident.
He was later taken to the hospital with head and shoulder injuries and did not immediately speak to police.
No injuries were reported to the plane’s passengers or crew. Dragonair arranged for another aircraft to fly them to Malaysia while staff inspected the plane for damages. According to one witness, passengers were stuck inside the plane for about an hour after the crash.
Watch the video below:
[Images via CCTV News // Video via YouTube]