No injuries after plane clips fuel truck at Chicago Executive Airport

 
 
Updated 7/17/2018 10:09 PM
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  • Daily Herald File PhotoNo injuries resulted after an airplane's wingtip hit a fuel truck Tuesday at Chicago Executive Airport in Wheeling, officials said.

    Daily Herald File PhotoNo injuries resulted after an airplane's wingtip hit a fuel truck Tuesday at Chicago Executive Airport in Wheeling, officials said.

No injuries were reported after an airplane's wingtip hit a fuel truck today at Chicago Executive Airport in Wheeling, officials said.

Chicago Executive spokesman Rob Mark said the accident occurred about 9:50 a.m. at the airport co-owned by Prospect Heights and Wheeling.

Mark said a student pilot on his second solo flight apparently was taxiing south at the section of the airport closest to Milwaukee Avenue when the wingtip clipped the Hawthorne Global Aviation Services fuel truck. The pilot was in a Cessna 172 owned by Chicago Executive Flight School, which is based at the airport, he said.

Neither the pilot nor the fuel truck driver were injured, Mark said, and no fuel was spilled from the truck to necessitate an emergency cleanup.

Roughly 325 planes are based at Chicago Executive Airport, which has three runways. It is Illinois' fourth-largest airport.

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