an aircraft with 89 people on board taking off from Boston's Logan International Airport narrowly missed a truck on the runway on Thursday, in an incident described by airport authorities as "serious."
US Airways Group Inc Flight 27 to Phoenix was taking off at 6:36 a.m. (1036 GMT) when a vehicle driven by an outside contractor working at the airport drove across the runway, airport spokesman Phil Orlandella said.
Airport authorities stripped the driver of his right to drive in the airport. The flight landed safely in Phoenix.
The Boston Globe reported that the airplane missed the truck by seconds, quoting an airport official as saying the incident was serious and would be investigated.
Note: real time. No feed indicates any ATC communication with the offending vehicle. I went through the
ground and ramp feeds which aren't included here.