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Shattering experience at Vancouver airport

Dec. 15, 2009 – An SUV is not meant to fly, but that wasn't the case earlier today at Vancouver International Airport.


December 15, 2009
By Administrator

Dec. 15, 2009 – An SUV is not meant to fly, but that wasn't the case earlier today at Vancouver International Airport.

The vehicle practically became airborne as it plowed through the glass doors of the departures terminal, skidding to within a few metres of the check-in line up at the Delta Airlines counter.

No one was hurt but passengers scattered as the SUV curled toward them.

RCMP say a valet driver mistakenly shifted the vehicle into reverse and accelerated backward through the airport doors.

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A damage assessment is being prepared and Mounties and airport staff continue to investigate.

They say airport operations were not affected.