Eight people were recovering Sunday after they suffered non-life-threatening injuries as a Boeing 737 passenger jet collided with an airport utility truck on a taxiway at Los Angeles International Airport.
None of the injured were aboard the aircraft. All of the injured were in the utility truck that overturned. Officials did not provide further details about the type of utility truck, nor why so many people were on board.
The collision happened just before 2:30 p.m. Saturday on the taxiway near Runway 25 Right shortly after Aeromexico Flight 642 from Mexico City landed, according to Brian Humphrey of the Los Angeles Fire Department.
The collision caused the utility/supply truck to overturn and all eight people on the truck, six men and two women, were injured, Humphrey said. “The two females are more seriously injured while the males have lesser injuries,” he said.
The nature of the injuries was not specified.
There were no injuries on the Aeromexico jetliner that had approximately 146 passengers and crew on board, Humphrey said. There was damage to the right wing of the aircraft but there was no fuel spill or fire.
—City News Service