Reid F. emails,
Tuesday’s [United flight 125 Berlin – Newark] was canceled due to some type of crash on the tarmac.
…Catering truck pulled into the plane while it was pulling into the gate in [Berlin]. There was glass on the ground, so one should assume at least the windshield of the catering truck was broken. There was a dent to the fuselage.
…Someone went to hospital and is still there. I don’t think it was with passengers on, but they ferried a flight in from [London Heathrow] and added an extra flight today leaving at 11am from Berlin.
And indeed, the flight was cancelled.
United gives the reason as ‘aircraft maintenance’.
Indeed, United added flight 2092, an extra section from Berlin to Newark today.
They grabbed a flight number that isn’t in use every day but that’s usually used for an island hopper.
Hopefully the person that was injured is doing well.