Airline incident II

Aeromexico's B-737 collides with truck at Los Angeles airport

LOS ANGELES • An Aeromexico passenger jet collided with a utility truck on a taxiway of Los Angeles International Airport shortly after landing on Saturday, injuring eight employees who were aboard the truck. No one on the plane was hurt.

The cause of the mishap, which damaged the right wing of the Boeing 737 and left the supply truck overturned on its side, remained under investigation, said Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman Brian Humphrey. There was no fuel spill or fire, and the plane was able to finish taxiing to its gate, where the passengers disembarked.

Six men and two women aboard the truck were taken to an area hospital for treatment of various unspecified injuries, none of them considered to be life-threatening.

No one among the estimated 150 passengers and crew aboard the plane, Aeromexico Flight 642 from Mexico City, required any medical attention, said Mr Humphreys.

But a statement from the airport said one passenger reported suffering some pain after leaving the aircraft.

  • 8 Number of people aboard the truck who were taken to an area hospital for treatment of various injuries.

Los Angeles International ranks as America's second-busiest airport, with nearly 700,000 takeoffs and landings a year.

REUTERS

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 22, 2017, with the headline 'Aeromexico's B-737 collides with truck at Los Angeles airport'. Print Edition | Subscribe