Plane crashes into Los Angeles airport truck after landing

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Los Angeles | Updated: May 21, 2017 6:59:00 AM

Authorities say a plane collided with an airport utility truck shortly after landing at Los Angeles International Airport, injuring as many as six people.

The Los Angeles Fire Department yesterday said that a commercial passenger jet collided with the truck around 2:30 PM (local time), causing the truck to overturn. (Representational Image: Reuters)

Eight people were injured after an Aeromexico flight clipped an airport utility truck, flipping it over, shortly after landing at Los Angeles International Airport, authorities said. `The Boeing 737 was taxiing to an arrival gate yesterday when it collided with a utility truck carrying eight people, fire and airport officials said.

“It clipped a service truck,” said Rob Pedregon, a Los Angeles Airport Police spokesman. “They had already landed and were taxiing.” Two people in the truck were seriously hurt, and six people in the truck suffered minor injuries, the Los Angeles Fire Department said.

No one was hurt on the flight from Mexico City, which was carrying about 146 passengers and crew. The plane’s wing was damaged in the collision, the fire department said.

Airport operations were not affected, Pedregon said. Messages were left for Aeromexico seeking comment. Messages to the FAA and airport representatives were not immediately returned.


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