crash truck


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crash truck

n.
A truck specially designed and equipped to rescue victims of an air crash. Also called crash wagon.
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A companion outdoor exhibit features crash trucks, fire trucks, aircraft tugs, and ambulances.
Airport crash trucks had been positioned on either side of the runway, indicating an imminent taxi trial.
The crew evacuated the aircraft and met, as briefed, at a safe distance at the 12 o'clock position from the aircraft nose and waited for the crash trucks to arrive.
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The new controls will initially be available on Allison's M5610-A and M6610-A automatic transmissions, which are typically used on equipment such as rigid frame haul trucks up to 65 tons and large airport crash trucks. The new controls provide a range of new or enhanced features, according to the company.
The instructor took control and declared an emergency, responding "No" to the offer of crash trucks. He played with the throttle and mixture controls while I sat back and relaxed with my arms folded, thinking about emergency procedures for a water landing.
Because I had seen and dealt with similar emergencies, I headed toward one of the crash trucks to help.
The new controls will initially be available on Allison's M5610A and M6610A automatic transmissions, which are typically used on equipment such as rigid frame haul trucks up to 65 tons payload and large airport crash trucks. The M5610A transmission is designed for application with engines up to 550 net hp and can accommodate 1750 lb.ft.
Emergency services equipment firm Rosenbauer UK is to supply four high-tech air crash trucks to the airport in early 2018.