NTSB Identification: ATL88IA107.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 36429.
Scheduled 14 CFR operation of DELTA AIR LINES, INC. (D.B.A. DELTA AIR LINES )
Incident occurred Wednesday, March 09, 1988 in ATLANTA, GA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 01/25/1990
Aircraft: BOEING 737-232, registration: N310DA
Injuries: 26 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators used data provided by various sources and may not have traveled in support of this investigation to prepare this aircraft incident report.

THE AIRPLANE COLLIDED WITH A VENDING TRUCK AND KNOCKED IT OVER WHILE TAXIING TO THE GATE. THE TRUCK HAD CROSSED THE RAMP IN FRONT OF THE AIRPLANE WHILE TRAVELING BETWEEN CONCOURSES. A LIGHT RAIN WAS FALLING AT THE TIME. THE TRUCK DRIVER RPTD THAT HE DID NOT SEE THE AIRPLANE PRIOR TO IMPACT. THE DRIVER WAS NEW TO THE JOB AND HAD JUST COMPLETED HIS TRAINING. THE ARPT RULES FOR GROUND VEHICLE OPERATION REQUIRE THAT ALL GROUND VEHICLES YIELD THE RIGHT OF WAY TO TAXIING ACFT.

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this incident to be:

VISUAL LOOKOUT..INADEQUATE..DRIVER OF VEHICLE

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this incident to be:

PROCEDURES/DIRECTIVES..NOT FOLLOWED..DRIVER OF VEHICLE



Contributing Factors

LIGHT CONDITION..DARK NIGHT


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..RAIN


Contributing Factors

LACK OF TOTAL EXPERIENCE IN TYPE OPERATION..DRIVER OF VEHICLE

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