Aeromexico Plane Hits and Knocks Over Truck at LAX, Injuring 8

May 21, 2017

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An Aeromexico flight collided with a supply truck on a service road at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) on Saturday afternoon, knocking the truck onto its side and resulting in eight injuries.

Aeromexico Flight 642 had just landed at LAX shortly before 2:30pm Pacific time and was taxiing near Runway 25R to its gate when the Boeing 737 struck what Los Angeles Airport Police referred to as a “provisioning truck.” The truck overturned as a result of the collision, landing on its left side. Six men and two women aboard the truck were injured — early reports indicated one of the injuries was critical, but their status was later updated to note that all the injuries were non-life threatening. The Los Angeles Fire Department had to rescue one of the trapped occupants of the truck.

None of the 149 passengers or crew aboard the Aeromexico flight were injured, though the right wing of the plane was damaged from the impact. Passenger Kole Chadwick told ABC7 in Los Angeles that the plane “just came to an abrupt stop and there was a really loud thud. We were actually seated right next to the emergency exit and we had a pretty good view of it and there was a truck tipped over on its side.”

No fuel was spilled as a result of the collision, and the plane eventually continued to the gate where the passengers were able to disembark approximately 90 minutes after originally landing. Neither Aeromexico nor LAX authorities could explain how the accident occurred, but the airport said it would investigate the incident in conjunction with the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB).

H/T: CBS Los Angeles

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