The Aeromexico Boeing 737 passenger jet that knocked over an airport food truck remained in a hanger Monday, as airport police have completed — but not released –their investigation.
Aerial video showed the jet plane had a gash on its right wing’s leading edge. Two women on the truck suffered the worst injuries, and six men on the service vehicle were also hurt.
Los Angeles World Airports spokesman Frederick Badlissi said airport police concluded their investigation Saturday, and will file it with the National Transportation Safety Board. The NTSB has not yet opened a file on the incident, according to its web site.
The plane clipped a truck that delivers food to airlines just before 2:30 p.m. Saturday on the northern taxiway next to Runway 25 Right, which is the airport’s southern runway complex.
A two-lane road is parallel to the taxiway, and that road crosses numerous aircraft ramps used by planes as they taxi to and from the terminals. At each place where the road crosses a ramp, it is painted with a large “stop” marking on the roadway, visible from satellite images of the airport.
The stop markings indicate that airplanes have the right of way over shuttle vehicles, trucks and other vehicles.
But police have yet to release their report on the crash, and is was not known if the provisioning truck was on the service road. The truck appeared on video to be type that has a passenger compartment for workers, and also a scissors lift at the rear axle that allows the cargo area to be lifted up to a plane’s door for the loading and unloading of food carts.
The collision happened shortly after Aeromexico Flight 642 from Mexico City had landed Saturday.
There were no injuries on the Aeromexico jetliner that had approximately 146 passengers and crew on board, Humphrey said.
One of the Aeromexico passengers complained of pain after getting off of the plane, Badlissi said.
–City News Service
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