A video out of Chicago's O'Hare Airport that is going viral on social media shows a catering vehicle going berserk next to a plane parked at a gate.
The video was taken by Dr Kevin Klauer, who says he was waiting for a flight when the incident occurred.
According to Envoy Air, a subsidiary of American Airlines, the vehicle was loading beverages on an outbound flight when a case of water fell on the accelerator pedal and sent the cart spinning in reverse.
As the cart spun closer to the aircraft, Envoy Air employee Jorge Manalang jumped onto a pushback vehicle and intercepted the cart, flipping it over.
I'll take "Out-of-control Beverage Carts" for $2,000, Alex.— FOX 32 News (@fox32news) October 1, 2019
This happened at Chicago's O'Hare Airport earlier today. (Video credit: Kevin Klauer) pic.twitter.com/KwL70bOqHj
"I was just doing my job,” Manalang said. “Safety is our number one priority and I did not want anyone to get hurt, so I used the pushback to stop the cart.”
Envoy Air is planning a special recognition for Manalang for his quick thinking and commitment to safety, FOX 32 reported.
US President Donald Trump praised Manalang's quick thinking for stopping the runaway cart on Twitter Tuesday morning.