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  World   Americas  21 May 2017  US: 8 injured after Aeromexico flight clips LA airport utility truck

US: 8 injured after Aeromexico flight clips LA airport utility truck

Published : May 21, 2017, 6:00 pm IST
Updated : May 21, 2017, 6:00 pm IST

The plane taxiing toward a gate at Los Angeles International Airport was crossing a service road when it struck a supply truck, police said.

American Airlines. (Photo: Representational/AFP)
 American Airlines. (Photo: Representational/AFP)

Los Angeles: 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 on Saturday 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.

Tags: american airlines, la international airport, plane collision, utility truck
Location: United States, California, Los Angeles