What happens when a Falcon 900 meets an asphalt roller

This from a recent AVweb Biz newsletter, interesting photos if you follow general aviation:

ASPHALT ROLLER 1, FALCON 0

(http://www.avweb.com/eletter/archives/bizav/983-full.html#196434)

If you've ever wondered what happens when an expensive business jet

collides with an asphalt roller, you might ask Sony Corp. Their

Mystere Falcon 900 was taxiing for departure from Teterboro Airport

last Sept. 28 when the left wing clipped the machine on a taxiway.

According to the NTSB preliminary report

(http://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief.asp?ev_id=20071011X01543&key=1),

neither the captain of the Falcon, nor the roller operator claimed to

see the other coming. No one was hurt but we suspect it ruined a lot

people's day. (Click through for photos.)

http://www.avweb.com/eletter/archives/bizav/983-full.html#196434

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