Trucker hauling racehorses hurt after colliding with airplane

Wishing the driver a quick recovery.

A truck driver hauling horses was injured yesterday after a collision with a plane at a Kentucky airport.

The crash occurred around 5:30 a.m. on Thursday, March 12, at the Blue Grass Airport in Lexington, Kentucky.

According to airport spokesperson Amy Caudill, a truck hauling a horse trailer on an airport ramp collided with a Boeing 727 owned by Tex Sutton Equine Air Transportation, causing the wing of the aircraft to go through the cab of his truck.

The truck driver was transported to the hospital. His condition is unknown.

Caudill said that three other people “in the back of the truck” were uninjured.

The two racehorses on the truck were also unhurt.

Airport officials say that trucks are allowed on airport ramps in order to transport horses directly from the plane to the trailer.

The two horses on board the truck are still set to race in the Jeff Ruby Stakes in Florence, Kentucky, on Saturday.

The incident remains under investigation.