2 drivers run into different kinds of trouble

November 30, 2013

Operators of two notably different sorts of vehicles got into trouble in the Washington area on Saturday, one after crashing into a house and the other, according to authorities, for failing to yield to an airplane.

The aviation incident occurred about 8:30 a.m. at Dulles International Airport when United Airlines Flight 379 stopped abruptly to avoid a ground service vehicle, said airport spokesman Rob Yingling.

The ground vehicle, referred to as a tug, was in a designated roadway but did not yield right of way to the Orlando-bound airplane, which was headed to a taxiway, Yingling said.

The plane returned to the gate. An injured flight attendant was taken to a hospital, Yingling said. He said the tug operator received a notice of violation.

In the other incident, a car hit a house on Old Branch Avenue in the Temple Hills area of Prince George’s County, said Officer Nicole Hubbard, a police spokeswoman. She said the driver was taken into custody on a controlled substance charge.

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