Airport fire truck rolls over in Crystal City

Camera phone shots for STATter 911 by Greg Guise/9News Now
A fire engine from the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority (MWAA) overturned around 8:30 a.m. as it was heading to a report of a structure fire in the City of Alexandria. According to Arlington County Fire Department officials, Engine 335 rolled on the ramp from Route 233 to southbound Route 1.

There were four firefighters on board. Two were trapped in the wreckage for almost an hour. Arlington County Battalion Chief Carol Saulnier tells STATter 911 that crews had to cut through the windshield of the cab, remove part of the roof and an area around the bucket to remove the firefighters. The two trapped firefighters were flown to an area trauma center. Chief Saulnier reports the two other firefighters were sent by ground to an area hospital.

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