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Truck hits airplane at Salt Lake City airport; driver injured

Published February 3, 2013 9:24 pm

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An airport truck driver was hospitalized Sunday night after his vehicle collided with the wing of a parked cargo plane.

The 6:20 p.m. collision sent fuel stored in the plane's wing spewing onto the tarmac on the east side of the airfield, Salt Lake City International Airport spokeswoman Barbara Gann said.

Part of the plane's wing came through the truck's windshield, injuring the driver, she said.

Salt Lake City Fire Department hazardous materials crews were working to clean up the spill, she said.

The cause of the accident was unclear Sunday night, Gann said. Fog, which had blanketed the Salt Lake Valley earlier in the day Sunday did not appear to be a factor, she said.

The driver's name was not immediately released. He was taken by ambulance to Intermountain Medical Center, but the nature of his injuries and his condition were unknown Sunday night, Gann said.

jdobner@sltrib.com