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Close Call As Perris Plane Collides With Fuel Tanker

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A jump ship at Perris airport was involved in a collision with a fuel truck on Wednesday 24 May 2017. According to official reports, the plane was in the process of landing when it hit the fuel truck, causing damage to the front and the wing of the plane. The aircraft then spun out of control, stopping just short of one of the building structures.

Despite a hard collision with the truck, and extensive damage to the plane, there was no fuel leakage from the truck after the incident.

Only minor injuries were reported by one of the two individuals on board, both of whom declined any medical treatment at the scene. The situation could have been different had the fuel tanker leaked, or had the plane been going any faster.

The 1976 de Havilland “Twin Otter” DHC-6 suffered severe damage to both the right wing and the nose of the aircraft. It wasn't immediately clear whether the aircraft was being rented by the dropzone or whether it is owned by Perris.

After the series of plane crashes in the past 2 years, this incident will go down as a best case scenario, with no fatalities or severe injuries.

The information as to exactly what happened to cause the plane to collide with the tanker wasn't immediately published, and would likely warrant an investigation prior to any public information being released.

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Glad nobody was hurt. Sorry it had to be the "Shark". Hope it won't cost too much to repair it.

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