April 14, 2024

Four people got hospitalised after an American Airline passenger jet collided with a shuttle bus at Los Angeles Airport on Friday night.The places being towed from a gate to a parking lot when it was struck by a bus in a “slow speed” collision at around 10pm, authorities said.

The Los Angeles Fire Department said in a statement that a tug driver was taken to hospital by ambulance in a moderate condition, and a bus driver and two passengers were transported in fair conditions.A fifth worker who was in the plane was treated at the scene.

“The cargo plane came within 100 feet of the passenger jet,” the FAA said.“The pilot of the FedEx airplane discontinued the landing and initiated a climb out,” the FAA added.

Both incidents are under investigation by the Federal Aviation Administration.In a Twitter post early on Saturday morning, the LAX’s account said: “A jet being towed tonight from a gate to a parking area made contact with a shuttle bus, resulting in injuries to about 5 people. We thank our partners @LAFD for quickly responding and treating passengers from the bus.”

This is the third serious incident involving commercial airlines at US airports in the past month.Last Tuesday, a Fedex cargo plane was attempting to land at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport in Austin, Texas, had to reverse course after a Southwest Airlines plane was cleared to depart from the same runway, according to the Federal Aviation Administration.

Marvelous Ogidi

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