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A jetliner taking off narrowly missed hitting an airport van that crossed a runway to go to an worker barbecue.
The Envoy Air jet, with 50 passengers and three crew members aboard, was taking off on June 27 from Missouri’s Springfield-Branson Nationwide Airport. Video reveals the van cleared the jet’s path with seconds to spare.
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A report obtained by the Springfield Information-Chief reveals the van’s driver mentioned he determined to cross the runway to make the barbecue in time. He mentioned a floor controller had cleared him to cross Runway 14, however midway throughout he noticed the airplane coming down the runway.
The airport on Wednesday issued a press release that an inner evaluation is underway and the Nationwide Transportation Security Board is investigating.
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