Man Who Stopped Out-Of-Control Cart At O’Hare Is Identified
Millions of people have seen the video and wondered "Who was that dude who saved the day (and the airplane) at O'Hare?"
Wonder no longer. His name is Jorge Manalang, and he's a ramp instructor for Envoy Air.
You can't see his cape or awesome superhero logo in this photo, but it's there someplace, trust me.
In a video viewed by millions, Envoy Ramp Instructor Jorge Manalang displayed quick thinking and a commitment to safety when a service vehicle spun out of control at Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD).
The catering vehicle was parked by the Embraer 140 aircraft loading beverages for the outbound flight, when a case of water slipped onto the gas pedal and sent the cart spinning wildly in reverse. As the cart swung closer and closer to the loaded aircraft, Jorge jumped onto a push-back tug and intercepted the cart at just the right moment, flipping it over and out of harm’s way.
A six-year veteran of Envoy, Jorge is an instructor, responsible for passing along his knowledge and experience to new Fleet Service Clerks, ensuring the safety culture remains strong.
“I was just doing my job,” said Jorge. “Safety is our number one priority and I did not want anyone to get hurt, so I used the pushback to stop the cart.”
Jomboy Media breaks down the video to show you exactly what happened (Warning: Some language is NSFW), and why Jorge is rightfully being called a hero: