MSP INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT - Two men are hospitalized after a truck they were in fell into an undergound tunnel at Minneapolis-St. Paul (MSP) International Airport early Sunday afternoon.
Metropolitan Airports Commission (MAC) spokesman Pat Hogan tells KARE 11 that the incident happened around 11:30 a.m., when the food delivery truck crashed through a gate on the tarmac and fell into a tunnel that leads to the airfield and terminal. Hogan says the men were driving for LSG Sky Chefs, which provides catering services for many of the airplanes that fly in and out of MSP International.
At this point there are few details about what caused the driver to lose control and wreck the truck. No flights were impacted, but the access tunnel and road was blocked for almost four hours, preventing other commercial vehicles from using that access point.
KARE 11's Ellery McCardle says the truck was finally hoisted up and removed about 3:15 p.m.
The driver and a co-worker were taken to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries.