8 injured at LAX after passenger jet rams into truck on landing
The bizarre collision took place on Saturday afternoon after an Aeromexico aircraft, flying from Mexico City with 146 passengers and crew, landed at the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).
The plane then started taxiing and accidently hit the truck with its right wing, tipping over the vehicle to the side. Los Angeles Fire Department (LAFD) said in a statement that the collision did not result in a fire or a fuel spill. The only damaged part of the plane is reportedly the wing with which it struck the car.
All eight people, six men and two women, who were inside the truck at the time of the collision, needed medical assistance. Two female passengers were impacted the most, receiving serious injuries, according to LAFD.
An earlier report by the department indicated that at least one of the truck’s passengers was in critical condition. However, later LAFD revised the report, stating that all have been treated for non-life-threatening injuries.
Meanwhile, no passengers or crew of the Boeing were harmed in the incident and some were even posting videos and photos on Twitter showing the flipped vehicle.
While the cause of the incident is subject to investigation, eyewitnesses report that the plane was taxiing faster than usual at the time of the collision.
Scores of fire engines were called to the scene in its aftermath along with police and emergency services.